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Meebo's homepage as of July 6, 2008
|Slogan||"Instant Messaging Everywhere"|
|Type of site||Instant messaging|
|Created by||Sandy Jen|
Meebo is an instant messaging program which supports multiple IM services, including Yahoo! Messenger, .NET Messenger Service, AIM, ICQ, MySpaceIM, Facebook Chat and XMPP; it is based on the free and open source library libpurple created by the software developers of Pidgin. The company that developed Meebo, Meebo Inc., has its headquarters in Mountain View, California.
Meebo received funding from Sequoia Capital on December 15, 2005. Meebo includes features such as invisible sign on (to prevent others from knowing when a user connects) and simultaneous connections to multiple IM services.
On August 2, 2006, Meebo launched the "meebo me" widget, which allows users to embed a version of Meebo on their personal website. Additionally, on October 11, 2006, they announced a partnership with Amie Street to include the "meebo me" widget on each Amie Street user page.
Meebo allows some people who are behind firewalled networks (networks that block the various instant messaging protocols but have not blocked the meebo.com domain name) to connect to instant messaging services due to the fact the user connects to only port 443 (HTTPS) and the Meebo service itself then connects to the various instant messaging protocols.
As of May 14, 2007, Meebo incorporated "Meebo Rooms". Users of Meebo can connect to chat rooms or host their own for which multiple friends can join and chat. Meebo Rooms also grants a degree of control to the user with invite and ban authority. Classic Meebo was updated to reflect the release prior to Meebo Rooms to allow users with outdated browsers to continue to use meebo.
On September 10, 2007, Meebo announced support for file transfers between users.
In April 2008, Meebo secured $25M in venture capital funding.
In December 2008, Meebo added support for two new IM networks, Myspace IM and Facebook Chat.
In December 2009, Meebo launches Meebo Bar, a gadget that let visitors use Meebo from the bottom of a webpage.
- ↑ "Support for MySpaceIM". http://forum.meebo.com/viewtopic.php?t=15192. Retrieved 2007-08-29.
- ↑ "Meebo.com homepage about mobile phones clients". http://www.meebo.com/meebomobile/.
- ↑ DOT-COM ON THE CHEAP / Startups shun forebears' excesses, and some workers even bring their own chairs
- ↑ "Sequoia Capital funds Meebo". http://www.sequoiacap.com/company/meebo/.
- ↑ "About Meebo". http://blog.meebo.com/about?i. Retrieved 2006-12-21.
- ↑ meeblog » Blog Archive » Meebo and amie street sing a duet
- ↑ Amie Street - Music Lives Here - Independent Music Download Website
- ↑ "meebo's Impressive Growth". 2005-12-12. http://www.techcrunch.com/2005/12/12/meebos-impressive-growth/. Retrieved 2007-01-26.
- ↑ meeblog » Blog Archive » release 24: Meebo rooms!
- ↑ http://blog.meebo.com/?p=353
- ↑ "Meebo secures 25M in venture capital funding". http://www.sequoiacap.com/news/meebo-raises-$25-million/.
- ↑ http://www.readwriteweb.com/archives/meebo_facebook_myspace.php
- CEO Seth Sternberg Interview, Nov 09
- Meebo application for the Android OS