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MESSENGER. A person appointed to perform certain duties, generally of a ministerial character.
     2. In England, a messenger appointed under the bankrupt laws, is an officer who is authorized to execute the lawful commands of commissioners of bankrupts.

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Older versions of the Yahoo Messenger app for desktops will stop functioning from Aug.
Yahoo decided it was time to build a ground-up rewrite of the platform that was completely modern and prepares Yahoo to ship really disruptive innovative features," Yahoo Messenger senior director of product management, Austin Shoemaker, said while giving AFP a look at the platform.
Computer experts found apps including Internet Relay Chat, Yahoo Messenger and Gigatribe had been used.
In addition, the culprit allegedly created an e-mail ID that was used to chat with male members through Yahoo Messenger pretending as if the victim was chatting with them.
Source: Newspaper Association of America Top mobile applications ranked by percent reach of smartphone subscribers FACEBOOK 76% GOOGLE MAPS 66% GOOGLE PLAY 54% GOOGLE SEARCH 54% GMAIL 48% YOUTUBE 46% PANDORA RADIO 42% APPLE ITUNES 41% COOLINS 38% YAHOO MESSENGER 32% Note: Table made from a bar graph.
Please add me for a chat" messages on my yahoo messenger, which is scary because I don't even have my yahoo address on my profile, but apparently it can be accessed because it's my login account.
The list of VoIP services that has been given the green light include popular mobile and desktop applications Viber, PalTalk, Google Talk, Yahoo Messenger and MSN Messenger, or Windows Live Messenger.
According to Internet analysis firm Comscore, WLM still had more than double the number of Skype's instant messenger facility at the start of this year and was second only in popularity to Yahoo Messenger.
With any questions about ECN accounts, customers may contact our friendly support team via email, phone, online chat, Skype, or Yahoo Messenger.
Yahoo Messenger, Google Talk, Microsoft Live, Skype).
Lync Online, currently integrated with Microsoft's consumer IM service Windows Live, will later on also let its users communicate with people on Yahoo Messenger and other IM networks, David Grider, a Microsoft Lync technology specialist, said at ITExpo in Miami this week.
These include services such as Yahoo messenger, Windows Messenger and Facebook 4 SIM.