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

Alexa Internet, Inc. is a California-based company that provides commercial web traffic data and analytics.

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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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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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Avatar (computing)

In computing, an avatar is the graphical representation of the user or the user's alter ego or character.

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A blog (a truncation of the expression weblog) is a discussion or informational site published on the World Wide Web and consisting of discrete entries ("posts") typically displayed in reverse chronological order (the most recent post appears first).

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Chat room

The term chat room, or chatroom, is primarily used to describe any form of synchronous conferencing, occasionally even asynchronous conferencing.

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Chinese language

Chinese (汉语 / 漢語; Hànyǔ or 中文; Zhōngwén) is a group of related but in many cases mutually unintelligible language varieties, forming a branch of the Sino-Tibetan language family.

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A community is a social unit of any size that shares common values.

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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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Copyright infringement

Copyright infringement is the use of works protected by copyright law without permission, infringing certain exclusive rights granted to the copyright holder, such as the right to reproduce, distribute, display or perform the protected work, or to make derivative works.

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Dungeon Fighter Online

Dungeon Fighter Online is a multiplayer PC beat 'em up video game developed and published by Neople, previously published by Nexon and originally published by Hangame.

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Electronic Frontier Foundation

The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) is an international non-profit digital rights group based in the United States.

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End-to-end encryption

End-to-end encryption (E2EE), which is non-certified or uncertified, is a digital communications paradigm of uninterrupted protection of data traveling between two communicating parties without being intercepted or read by other parties except for the originating party encrypting data to be readable only by the intended recipient, and the receiving party decrypting it, with no involvement in said encryption by third parties.

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English language

English is a West Germanic language that was first spoken in early medieval England and is now a global lingua franca.

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File hosting service

A file hosting service, cloud storage service, online file storage provider, or cyberlocker is an Internet hosting service specifically designed to host user files.

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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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Forward secrecy

In cryptography, forward secrecy (FS; also known as perfect forward secrecy, or PFS) is a property of key-agreement protocols ensuring that a session key derived from a set of long-term keys cannot be compromised if one of the long-term keys is compromised in the future.

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French language

French (le français or la langue française) is a Romance language, belonging to the Indo-European family.

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Guinness World Records

Guinness World Records, known from its inception in 1955 until 1998 as The Guinness Book of Records and in previous U.S. editions as The Guinness Book of World Records, is a reference book published annually, listing world records, both human achievements and the extremes of the natural world.

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ibibo Group is an online travel organization founded in January 2007 by Ashish Kashyap.

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

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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 censorship in China

Internet censorship in China is conducted under a wide variety of laws and administrative regulations.

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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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iPad is an iOS-based line of tablet computers designed and marketed by Apple Inc. The first iPad was released on April 3, 2010; the most recent iPad models are the iPad Air 2, released on October 22, 2014, and the iPad Mini 4, released on September 9, 2015.

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iPhone is a line of smartphones designed and marketed by Apple Inc. They run Apple's iOS mobile operating system.

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IPod Touch

The iPod Touch (stylized and marketed as iPod touch) is an iOS-based all-purpose pocket computer designed and marketed by Apple Inc. with a user interface that is touchscreen-based.

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Japanese language

is an East Asian language spoken by about 125 million speakers, primarily in Japan, where it is the national language.

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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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KDE is an international free software community producing an integrated set of cross-platform applications designed to run on modern Unix-like and Microsoft Windows systems.

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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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Linux (pronounced or, less frequently) is a Unix-like and mostly POSIX-compliant computer operating system (OS) assembled under the model of free and open-source software development and distribution.

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List of virtual communities with more than 100 million active users

This is a list of current virtual communities with more than 100 million active users.

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Ma Huateng

Ma Huateng (born October 29, 1971 in Chaoyang, Guangdong), also known as Pony Ma, is a Chinese entrepreneur who founded Tencent Inc., one of the largest internet companies in China.

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Machine translation

Machine translation, sometimes referred to by the abbreviation MT (not to be confused with computer-aided translation, machine-aided human translation (MAHT) or interactive translation) is a sub-field of computational linguistics that investigates the use of software to translate text or speech from one language to another.

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Malware, short for malicious software, is any software used to disrupt computer operation, gather sensitive information, or gain access to private computer systems.

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Microblogging is a broadcast medium that exists in the form of blogging.

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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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Ministry of Industry and Information Technology

Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) of the Chinese government, established in March 2008, is the state agency of the People's Republic of China responsible for regulation and development of the postal service, Internet, wireless, broadcasting, communications, production of electronic and information goods, software industry and the promotion of the national knowledge economy.

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Miranda IM

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

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Online dating service

Online dating or Internet dating is a personal introductory system whereby individuals can find and contact each other over the Internet to arrange a date, usually with the objective of developing a personal, romantic, or sexual relationship.

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Online music store

An online music store is an online business which sells audio files, usually music, on a per-song and/or subscription basis.

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Online shopping

Online shopping (sometimes known as e-tail from "electronic retail" or e-shopping) is a form of electronic commerce which allows consumers to directly buy goods or services from a seller over the Internet using a web browser.

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Open-source software

Open-source software (OSS) is computer software with its source code made available with a license in which the copyright holder provides the rights to study, change, and distribute the software to anyone and for any purpose.

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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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OS X Yosemite

OS X Yosemite (version 10.10) is the eleventh major release of OS X, Apple Inc.'s desktop and server operating system for Macintosh computers.

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Pengyou (Chinese: 朋友网; pinyin: péngyǒu; literally "Friend") is a popular social network by Tencent, also well known for QQ Video, Tencent Weibo, QQ, Qzone, etc.

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People's Bank of China

The People's Bank of China (PBC or PBOC) is the central bank of the People's Republic of China with the power to control monetary policy and regulate financial institutions in mainland China.

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PHP is a server-side scripting language designed for web development but also used as a general-purpose programming language.

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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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QQ Games

QQ Games was a casual games client, offering only multi-player online games.

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Qzone is a social networking website, which was created by Tencent in 2005.

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The renminbi is the official currency of the People's Republic of China.

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Reporters Without Borders

Reporters Without Borders (RWB), or Reporters Sans Frontières (RSF), is a France-based international non-profit, non-governmental organization that promotes and defends freedom of information and freedom of the press.

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Reverse engineering

Reverse engineering, also called back engineering, is the processes of extracting knowledge or design information from anything man-made and re-producing it or reproducing anything based on the extracted information.

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S60 (software platform)

The S60 Platform (formerly Series 60 User Interface) was a software platform for smartphones that runs on the Symbian operating system.

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Service (systems architecture)

In the context of enterprise architecture, service-orientation and service-oriented architecture, the term service refers to a set of related software functionalities that can be reused for different purposes, together with the policies that should control its usage.

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Simple Network Paging Protocol

Simple Network Paging Protocol (SNPP) is a protocol that defines a method by which a pager can receive a message over the Internet.

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Sina Corp

Sina is a Chinese online media company for Chinese communities around the world.

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Social network game

A social network game is a type of online game that is played through social networks, and typically features multiplayer and asynchronous gameplay mechanics.

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Software release life cycle

A software release life cycle is the sum of the stages of development and maturity for a piece of computer software: ranging from its initial development to its eventual release, and including updated versions of the released version to help improve software or fix bugs still present in the software.

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

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Tencent Holdings Limited is a Chinese investment holding company whose subsidiaries provide media, entertainment, internet and mobile phone value-added services, and operate online advertising services in China.

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A trademark, trade mark, or trade-mark is a recognizable sign, design, or expression which identifies products or services of a particular source from those of others, although trademarks used to identify services are usually called service marks.

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Virtual economy

A virtual economy (or sometimes synthetic economy) is an emergent economy existing in a virtual persistent world, usually exchanging virtual goods in the context of an Internet game.

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VNG Corporation

VNG Corporation (VNG) is a Vietnamese technology company, founded in 2004, specializing in digital content and online entertainment, social networking, and e-commerce.

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Voice chat

Voice chat is a modern form of communication used on the Internet.

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Voice over IP

Voice over IP (VoIP) is a methodology and group of technologies for the delivery of voice communications and multimedia sessions over Internet Protocol (IP) networks, such as the Internet.

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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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WeChat is a mobile text and voice messaging communication service developed by Tencent in China, first released in January 2011.

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Windows 7

Windows 7 (codenamed Vienna, formerly Blackcomb) is a personal computer operating system developed by Microsoft.

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Windows 8

Windows 8 is a personal computer operating system developed by Microsoft as part of the Windows NT family of operating systems.

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Windows 8.1

Windows 8.1 (codenamed Blue) is an upgrade for Windows 8, a version of Windows NT, a computer operating system released by Microsoft.

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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 Mobile

Windows Mobile was a family of mobile operating systems developed by Microsoft for smartphones and Pocket PCs.

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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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Windows Vista

Windows Vista (codenamed Longhorn) is an operating system by Microsoft for use on personal computers, including home and business desktops, laptops, tablet PCs and media center PCs.

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Windows XP

Windows XP (codenamed Whistler) is a personal computer operating system that was produced by Microsoft as part of the Windows NT family of operating systems.

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