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ICQ is an instant messaging computer program that was first developed and popularized by the Israeli company Mirabilis in 1996. [1]

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Adium is a free and open source instant messaging client for OS X that supports multiple IM networks, including Windows Live Messenger, Yahoo! Messenger, Google Talk, AIM, ICQ and XMPP.

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Adobe AIR

Adobe AIR (formerly Adobe Integrated Runtime) is a cross-platform runtime system developed by Adobe Systems for building desktop applications and mobile applications, programmed using Adobe Flash, ActionScript and optionally Apache Flex.

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Adware, or advertising-supported software, is any software package that automatically renders advertisements in order to generate revenue for its author.

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Ajax (programming)

Ajax (also AJAX;; short for asynchronous JavaScript and XML) is a group of interrelated Web development techniques used on the client-side to create asynchronous Web applications.

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Alisher Usmanov

Alisher Burkhanovich Usmanov (Алише́р Бурха́нович Усма́нов; Alisher Usmonov; born 9 September 1953) is an Uzbek-born Russian business magnate.

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Android (operating system)

Android is a mobile operating system (OS) based on the Linux kernel and currently developed by Google.

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The bouncing ball animation (below) consists of these six frames.

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AOL Inc. (previously known as America Online, written as AOL and styled as Aol.) is an American multinational mass media corporation based in New York City that develops, grows, and invests in brands and web sites.

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AOL Instant Messenger

AOL Instant Messenger (AIM) is an instant messaging and presence computer program which uses the proprietary OSCAR instant messaging protocol and the TOC protocol to allow registered users to communicate in real time.

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Ayttm (pronounced "item" or "A-Y-T-T-M") is a multi-protocol instant messaging client.

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BitlBee is a cross-platform IRC instant messaging gateway, licensed under the terms of the GNU General Public License.

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Boxely is an XML/CSS rendering engine, adapted for rendering themes (like Gecko does with XUL for chrome).

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Centericq is a text mode menu- and window-driven instant messaging interface that supports the ICQ, Yahoo!, AIM, MSN, IRC, XMPP, LiveJournal, and Gadu-Gadu protocols.

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Client (computing)

A client is a piece of computer hardware or software that accesses a service made available by a server.

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climm (previously mICQ) is a free CLI-based instant messaging client that runs on a wide variety of platforms, including AmigaOS, BeOS, Windows (using either Cygwin or MinGW), OS X, NetBSD/OpenBSD/FreeBSD, Linux, Solaris, HP-UX, and AIX.

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Commonwealth of Independent States

The Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS; r; also called the Russian Commonwealth) is a regional organisation whose participating countries are former Soviet Republics, formed during the breakup of the Soviet Union.

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Communications protocol

In telecommunications, a communications protocol is a system of rules that allow two or more entities of a communications system to transmit information via any kind of variation of a physical quantity.

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Comparison of instant messaging clients

The following tables compare general and technical information for a number of instant messaging clients.

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Comparison of instant messaging protocols

The following is a comparison of instant messaging protocols.

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Computer program

A computer program or app is a sequence of instructions, written to perform a specified task on a computer.

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Copyright is a legal right created by the law of a country that grants the creator of an original work exclusive rights for its use and distribution.

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eBuddy is a privately held Dutch software company that offers instant messaging services.

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Electronic mail, most commonly referred to as email or e-mail since around 1993, is a method of exchanging digital messages from an author to one or more recipients.

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An emoticon, etymologically a portmanteau of emotion and icon, is a metacommunicative pictorial representation of a facial expression that, in the absence of body language and prosody, serves to draw a receiver's attention to the tenor or temper of a sender's nominal non-verbal communication, changing and improving its interpretation.

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Facebook is an online social networking service headquartered in Menlo Park, California.

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Federal Security Service

The Federal Security Service of the Russian Federation (FSB) (Федеральная служба безопасности Российской Федерации (ФСБ); Federal'naya sluzhba bezopasnosti Rossiyskoy Federatsii) is the principal security agency of Russia and the main successor agency to the USSR's Committee of State Security (KGB).

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File transfer

File transfer is a generic term for the act of transmitting files over a computer network like the Internet.

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Financial Times

The Financial Times (FT) is an English-language international daily newspaper with a special emphasis on business and economic news.

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Fire (instant messaging client)

Fire is an instant messaging client for Mac OS X (previously for OPENSTEP), that can access IRC, XMPP, AIM, ICQ, Microsoft, Yahoo!, and Bonjour.

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Firewall (computing)

In computing, a firewall is a network security system that monitors and controls the incoming and outgoing network traffic based on predetermined security rules.

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Google Talk

Google Talk is an instant messaging service that provides both text and voice communication.

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IBM Sametime

IBM Sametime (formerly IBM Lotus Sametime) is a client–server application and middleware platform that provides real-time, unified communications and collaboration for enterprises.

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iChat (previously iChat AV) was an instant messaging software application developed by Apple Inc. for use on its Mac OS X operating system.

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An icon (from Greek εἰκών eikōn "image") is generally a flat panel painting depicting Jesus Christ, Mary, saints and/or angels, which is venerated among Eastern Orthodox, Oriental Orthodox, and in certain Eastern Catholic Churches.

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Infected Mushroom

Infected Mushroom is an Israeli psytrance/electronica/psychedelic duo formed in Haifa in 1996 by producers Erez Eisen and Amit Duvdevani.

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Instant messaging

Instant messaging (IM) is a type of online chat which offers real-time text transmission over the Internet.

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Internet Relay Chat

Internet Relay Chat (IRC) is an application layer protocol that facilitates communication in the form of text.

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iOS (originally iPhone OS) is a mobile operating system created and developed by Apple Inc. and distributed exclusively for Apple hardware.

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Israel, officially the State of Israel (מְדִינַת יִשְׂרָאֵל; دولة إِسْرَائِيل), is a country in West Asia, situated at the southeastern shore of the Mediterranean Sea and the northern shore of the Gulf of Aqaba in the Red Sea.

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Java Platform, Micro Edition

Java ME was designed by Sun Microsystems, acquired by Oracle Corporation in 2010; the platform replaced a similar technology, PersonalJava.

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Jeffrey Carr

Jeffrey Carr is a cybersecurity analyst and expert.

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Jimm is an alternative open source instant messaging client for ICQ network.

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Kopete (ko-PEH-tEH) is a multi-protocol, free software instant messaging client released as part of the KDE Software Compilation.

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LAN messenger

A LAN messenger is an instant messaging program designed for use within a single local area network (LAN).

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Lango (app)

Lango, originally known as Zlango, was an icon-based "language" (actually a logographic writing system) built for web and mobile messaging.

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Mail.Ru Group (London Stock Exchange listed since November 5, 2010) is a Russian Internet company.

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Meebo was an instant messaging and social networking service provider.

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Meetro was a multi-network social messenger with location-based services (LBS).

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Messages (application)

Messages is an instant messaging software application developed by Apple Inc. for its OS X, iOS and watchOS operating systems.

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Microsoft Messenger service

Messenger (formerly MSN Messenger Service,.NET Messenger Service and Windows Live Messenger Service) was an instant messaging and presence system developed by Microsoft in 1999 for use with its MSN Messenger software.

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Microsoft Windows

Microsoft Windows (or simply Windows) is a metafamily of graphical operating systems developed, marketed, and sold by Microsoft.

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Mirabilis (company)

Mirabilis is an Israeli company that developed the ICQ instant messaging program, a pioneer of online chatting that revolutionized communication over the Internet.

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Miranda IM

Miranda IM is an open source multiprotocol instant messaging application, designed for Microsoft Windows.

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Mobile device

A mobile device is a small computing device, typically small enough to be handheld (and hence also commonly known as a handheld computer or simply handheld) having a display screen with touch input and/or a miniature keyboard and weighing less than.

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Mobile phone

A mobile phone (also known as a cellular phone, cell phone, hand phone, or simply a phone) is a phone that can make and receive telephone calls over a radio link while moving around a wide geographic area.

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Multiplayer game

A multiplayer game is a game which is played by several players.

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Naim (software)

naim is a messaging and chat program written by Daniel Reed in C; it supports the protocols AIM, ICQ, IRC, and RPI's protocols.

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ncurses (new curses) is a programming library that provides an API which allows the programmer to write text-based user interfaces in a terminal-independent manner.

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Online and offline

The terms "online" and "offline" have specific meanings in regard to computer technology and telecommunications in which "online" indicates a state of connectivity, while "offline" indicates a disconnected state.

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Online chat

Online chat may refer to any kind of communication over the Internet that offers a real-time transmission of text messages from sender to receiver.

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Operating system

An operating system (OS) is system software that manages computer hardware and software resources and provides common services for computer programs.

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OS X (pronounced; originally Mac OS X) is a series of Unix-based graphical interface operating systems (OS) developed and marketed by Apple Inc. It is designed to run on Macintosh computers, having been pre-installed on all Macs since 2002.

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OSCAR protocol

OSCAR (Open System for CommunicAtion in Realtime) is AOL's flagship instant messaging and presence information protocol.

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A patent is a set of exclusive rights granted by a sovereign state to an inventor or assignee for a limited period of time in exchange for detailed public disclosure of an invention.

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Pidgin (software)

Pidgin (formerly named Gaim) is a free and open-source multi-platform instant messaging client, based on a library named libpurple that has support for many instant messaging protocols, allowing the user to simultaneously log into various services from one application.

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Proprietary software

Proprietary software, non-free software (in the sense of missing freedoms), or closed-source software is software, where the developers or distributors reserve all freedoms and rights.

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Quiet Internet Pager

QIP (an acronym for Quiet Internet Pager) is a multiprotocol instant messaging client.

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Skin (computing)

In computing, a skin (also known as visual styles in Windows XP) is a custom graphical appearance preset package achieved by the use of a graphical user interface (GUI) that can be applied to specific computer software, operating system, and websites to suit the purpose, topic, or tastes of different users.

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Electronic spamming is the use of electronic messaging systems to send unsolicited messages (spam), especially advertising, as well as sending messages repeatedly on the same site.

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stICQ is an ICQ client for mobile phones with symbian OS.

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Subscriber identity module

A subscriber identity module or subscriber identification module (SIM) is an integrated circuit chip that is intended to securely store the international mobile subscriber identity (IMSI) number and its related key, which are used to identify and authenticate subscribers on mobile telephony devices (such as mobile phones and computers).

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Symbian was a closed-source mobile operating system (OS) and computing platform designed for smartphones.

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Tencent QQ

Tencent QQ, popularly known as QQ, is an instant messaging software service developed by Chinese company Tencent Holdings Limited.

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Text messaging

Text messaging, or texting, is the act of composing and sending brief, electronic messages between two or more mobile phones, or fixed or portable devices over a phone network.

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The New York Times

The New York Times (NYT) is an American daily newspaper, founded and continuously published in New York City since September 18, 1851, by the New York Times Company.

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Time Warner

Time Warner Inc. (TWI, formerly AOL Time Warner, stylized as TimeWarner since 2003) is an American multinational media corporation headquartered in the Time Warner Center in New York City.

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Traditional Chinese characters

Traditional Chinese characters (Pinyin) are Chinese characters in any character set that does not contain newly created characters or character substitutions performed after 1946.

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Trillian (software)

Trillian is a proprietary multiprotocol instant messaging application for Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, Android, iOS, BlackBerry OS, and the Web, created by Cerulean Studios.

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United Mobile

United Mobile is the largest mobile distributor in Pakistan with 32 customer care centres in 14 major cities of Pakistan.

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Unix (all-caps UNIX for the trademark) is a family of multitasking, multiuser computer operating systems that derive from the original AT&T Unix, developed in the 1970s at the Bell Labs research center by Ken Thompson, Dennis Ritchie, and others.

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User (computing)

A user is a person who uses a computer or network service.

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User interface

The user interface, in the industrial design field of human–machine interaction, is the space where interactions between humans and machines occur.

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Video is an electronic medium for the recording, copying, playback, broadcasting, and display of moving visual media.

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Web application

In computing, a web application or web app is a client-server software application in which the client (or user interface) runs in a web browser.

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Windows Live Messenger

Windows Live Messenger (formerly MSN Messenger) is a discontinued instant messaging client developed by Microsoft for Windows, Xbox 360, Blackberry OS, iOS, Java ME, S60 on Symbian OS 9.x, and Zune HD.

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Windows Phone

Windows Phone (WP) is a family of mobile operating systems developed by Microsoft for smartphones as the replacement successor to Windows Mobile and Zune.

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Extensible Messaging and Presence Protocol (XMPP) is a communications protocol for message-oriented middleware based on XML (Extensible Markup Language).

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Yahoo! Messenger

Yahoo! Messenger (sometimes abbreviated YM) is an advertisement-supported instant messaging client and associated protocol provided by Yahoo.

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Yossi Vardi

Joseph "Yossi" Vardi (יוסי ורדי, born 1942) is an Israeli entrepreneur and investor.

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[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ICQ

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