AOL Instant Messenger is shutting down after 20 years

 The pioneering chat app that taught us to text is pulling the plug. On December 15th, AOL Instant Messenger will shut down after running since 1997. AIM dominated online chat in North America at the turn of the century. But with SMS and social apps like Facebook and WhatsApp having conquered chat, AOL is giving up the fight with no planned replacement. “We know there are so many loyal… Read More


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Open Sourcers Race to Build Better Versions of Slack

Open Sourcers Race to Build Better Versions of Slack

These projects hope to provide not just a free alternative to the popular chat app but beat Slack at its own game by providing features it doesn’t have. The post Open Sourcers Race to Build Better Versions of Slack appeared first on WIRED.



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Hack.Chat Is an Easy to Use, Disposable Chat Client in Your Browser

Sometimes, you just want to quickly create a group chat room where you can work something out without worrying about sign-ins or anything else. Hack.chat does just that and nothing you say is saved on a server anywhere.

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