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instant messaging

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The transmission of an electronic message over a computer network using software that immediately displays the message in a window on the screen of the recipient.

instant messaging

n
(Computer Science) computing the online facility that allows the instant exchange of written messages between two or more people using different computers or mobile phones. Abbreviation: IM

instant messaging

A program that allows users to communicate with each other instantaneously using typed messages.
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Unfortunately, judging by her performance, she has been a square peg in the round hole: bloated acquisitions, missing out on social media - remember Yahoo Messenger - e-commerce and of course, the stampede of talented executives to get out, finally took its toll on the company on her watch, which ultimately saw the end of Yahoo functioning as an independent company, when Verizon decided to take over Yahoo's core business last year.
Today, we're delighted to announce that you can enjoy all of these features you've grown to know and love in our brand-new Yahoo Messenger desktop app for Windows and Mac.
He said that he had been using both the Yahoo Messenger and Skype, partly because he was liaising with people interested in taekwondo.
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The case in question involved an employer in Romania who accessed an employee's Yahoo Messenger which he had been asked to use for work purposes.
Elaine McIlroy, partner and employment law specialist at Weightmans (Scotland) LLP, said: "The facts were quite specific - the employee had specifically been told not to use Yahoo messenger for personal purposes.
The decision was in response to a case in which a Romanian business read an employee's Yahoo Messenger personal chats that he sent while at work.
His employer requested he create a Yahoo Messenger account to respond to customer enquiries.
In a case put before the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR), judges ruled that a company which had read an employee's messages sent through Yahoo Messenger while he was at work was within its rights to do so.
The acquisition of Netbox Blue's technology extends Bloomberg Vault's surveillance, e-discovery and information governance tools to help clients monitor and control the use of social media and online collaboration applications, such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, AOL Instant Messenger, Yahoo Messenger, GTalk, Yammer, Skype for Business.
New Yahoo Messenger apps were released in English for smartphones or tablets powered by Apple or Android software, as were versions of the service tailored for use on the Web or on desktop computers.
The source added that Skype and Yahoo Messenger applications have both stopped working via Vodafone Internet, whether ADSL or mobile 3G service.