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BitTorrent unveils its new P2P messaging platform Bleep

Less than an year after announcing plans to build a secure chat system, BitTorrent yesterday unveiled its new privacy and security focused messaging platform Bleep. Unlike other popular chat clients like Hangouts, AIM, or Skype, Bleep lets you exchange information…

BitTorrent announces decentralized, secure messaging service

Looking to bring its peer-to-peer protocol to the masses, BitTorrent has been experimenting with a number of services that go beyond the file sharing abilities it’s mostly known for. From their cloudless Drobpox competitor to file delivery service SoShare to…

Microsoft opens up instant-messaging service via XMPP

Microsoft has opened up public access to its Messenger IM network via the Extensible Messaging and Presence Protocol (XMPP), according to an announcement at the company's Inside Windows Live blog. The use of an open standard for real-time communication means…

Neowin Review: Trillian 5 Instant Messenger

Trillian, the popular instant messaging client, has reached version 5 after a lengthy beta program. Developed by Cerulean Studios, the software has been around since late 2002 as an alternative to Windows Live Messenger and also incorporates several other IM…