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AOL will continue to support and evolve its instant messaging software AIM, its PR team said today, contradicting a rumour that AOL was about to pull the plug on the service. Job cuts at AOL USA seem to have fallen hardest on the AIM division. AOL workers told the NYT that 40 of them had received pink slip, which was later …

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AOL Messenger?

It's got lovely plumage.

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“Nearly all of the West Coast tech team has been killed.”

Harsh.

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AOL Messenger still exists??!

Wait, AOL still exists??!

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I don't care about the software, but....

I use Pidgin, and pretty much everyone I actually care about I usually speak to over Aim's service. I think some of them I might have difficulty re-contacting if the servers were suddenly to go down, forever.

Even if the denial can be trusted, this is disquieting.

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Re: I don't care about the software, but....

Same here to an extent.

And what have we got instead - MSN, where the simple task of adding new contacts now seems impossible (I've added about 4 people recently and none of them have gotten the "you've been added" request or vice versa).

YIM it is then :/

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Like a cockroach

AOL just won't die. I didn't think that anyone still used iM, at least among my grown-up friends. That's why they have phones. To call people.

Just for laughs, it would be EPIC if Yahoo! bought them out.

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Familiar with what is going on at AOL...

AIM is on life support. Minimal development resources have been kept for maintenance.

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