11 thoughts on “Meebo IM Goes 1.0 with slick enhancements”

  1. Just curious, why would you spend real estate on this piece of news. There are zillions of Meebo like sites out there. Why would a friggin UI change demand a blog entry?

    I sometimes feel you are a sucker for all things Sequoia/KP/big VC money…

  2. @Alex, why are you bashing someone for stuff you dont enjoy? There are others who might be interested in meebo. Like me.

    Back to the topic, the new look is a pleasant surprise when I first saw it on netvibes.

  3. Meebo is great, I’ve been using it for over a year. I love the new features, such as the simple username management and pop-out buddylist. This is one of the best improvements of the year.

  4. Good move to support multiple languages. They deserve to be appreciated for doing so.
    However, I suggest they get a professional to do the transliteration; at least for Indian languages. The current ones read/sound funny.

  5. I just love Meebo and was very surprised and pleased with the new release.
    There is just something soothing about the interface, as opposed to using the various individual clients (AIM, Messenger, etc).
    That chat log history is a great feature, as is the ability to selectively log in invisibly.

    Don’t care so much about popping out, doesn’t matter to me. Nor do skins for that matter – child’s play if you ask me.

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  7. well, AOL and others habe been working hard to monetize their IM networks for a long time. Is Meebo not going to have the same problem? Seems like their whole plan is to scale up to a webIM provider — same features as other big IM, just different platform. Same problems too.

  8. Nice for Meebo, I’m curious about their business model as well Om.

    I read that Amsterdam based eBuddy (www.ebuddy.com), claims to be profitable with 35M users. From what I can gather, they sell ads on their site. It’s a common way to generate revenue.

    Going back to the Meebo story… what’s the bottom line here? Just Invest money… at the end of the day a business is a business, so HOW do they plan to make their bucks? Any thoughts on this?

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