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Microsoft’s iconic MSN Messenger is closing down in China, the last market where it remains

29/08/2014

Farewell MSN Messenger. The iconic Microsoft instant messaging service for desktops will finally be laid to rest after its closure (...)
Farewell MSN Messenger. The iconic Microsoft instant messaging service for desktops will finally be laid to rest after its closure was announced in China, the last market where it remains active. Microsoft began migrating Messenger users to Skype in January 2013, before the service was retired in March that year. It was left open in China, mainly because it is operated by local partner TOM and not the US company itself, but the ax will fall on the Chinese service when it closes on October 31, as Technode reports. Users in China are also being encouraged to switch over to Skype with the offer... This story continues at The Next Web The post Microsoft’s iconic MSN Messenger is closing down in China, the last market where it remains appeared first on The Next Web. Farewell MSN Messenger. The iconic Microsoft instant messaging service for desktops will finally be laid to rest after its closure was announced in China, the last market where it remains active. Microsoft began migrating Messenger users to Skype in January 2013, before the service was retired in March that year. It was left open in China, mainly because it is operated by local partner TOM and not the US company itself, but the ax will fall on the Chinese service when it closes on October 31, as Technode reports. Users in China are also being encouraged to switch over to Skype with the offer... This story continues at The Next Web The post Microsoft’s iconic MSN Messenger is closing down in China, the last market where it remains appeared first on The Next Web.
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