Posted by: paragon | October 7, 2008

Meebo.com now with FireFox Plug-in

meebo Debuts the “meebo extension for Firefox” – IM and Browser United as One!

Source: http://www.meebo.com/press/releases/20071022/

October 22, 2007 – Mountain View, CA

Who: meebo, a website for instant messaging
What: meebo Debuts the “meebo extension for Firefox” — IM and Browser United as One!
When: Monday, October 22, 2007, 9:00 PM PST

Background:
meebo, a website for instant messaging (IM), today announced the “meebo extension for Firefox,” a lightweight add-on to the Open Source browser that greatly enhances the Firefox experience for meebo and Firefox fans, new and old. The “meebo extension for Firefox” deeply integrates the IM experience into the Web browser, providing all of the benefits of instant messaging with several added features. The add-on was released to the Firefox community just last Wednesday and already has over 12,000 installations.

With one click, Firefox users can incorporate core features of meebo, including easy access to IM buddies on AIM, Yahoo!, MSN, GTalk, ICQ, and Jabber, as well as new features like automatic sign-on and link sharing, entirely within the Firefox framework.

A first for Web-based instant messaging, meebo is debuting “meebo alerts” to enable true visual notification when a message arrives, a contact comes online or goes offline, and when receiving chat invitations/new buddy requests. Alerts are the second “first” for the company in less than a month –meebo released seamless user-to-user file transfer in September.

“meebo is so excited to release our first crack at an integrated communications experience for meebo and Firefox users,” said Seth Sternberg, founder and CEO, meebo. “We worked really hard on this, so please let us know what you think!”

The meebo Extension for Firefox:

— Supports all networks: access all your buddies on AIM, Yahoo!, MSN, GTalk, ICQ, and Jabber!

— Smart buddy list: see your most recent messages in the optional sidebar while you browse the web

— Automatic sign-on: automatically sign on to your IM accounts when you launch your browser

— Alerts: get notified when your friends send you an IM so you’ll never miss it

— Share links: drag images and links right onto your sidebar buddylist

The meebo Extension for Firefox closely follows the announcement of an iPhone-optimized edition of meebo — and therefore marks the company’s second major platform innovation in less than two months. The release also coincides with an extended period of rapid usage growth for meebo. According to Nielsen/NetRatings, meebo is the fastest-growing IM destination in the US — ahead of Google Talk (GOOG) and Skype Messenger (EBAY).

Visit https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/5700
today to “get foxy” with meebo.

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