Legitimate version of fring comes to iPhone and iPod Touch


fring, the VoIP and instant messaging aggregator software, has now received approval from Apple and is available to download from the App Store for the iPhone and iPod Touch.

A previous beta version, which required a jailbroken iPhone to work, proved extremely popular. Now anyone can get hold of the app that allows them to instant message their contacts on Skype, MSN, Google Talk, ICQ, Twitter, Yahoo! and AIM, as well as make cheap calls via a Wi-Fi connection.

Finally, it’s possible to keep in contact with everyone when away from the desktop environment, and all from the single application…

AOL combines Bebo, AIM, ICQ into "People Networks", looks to expand globally


A couple of months from AOL’s announcement of its intentions to buy Bebo, the $850m deal has been sealed.

Though exact details of future plans and money involved isn’t clear, it seems AOL is keen to push Bebo into other countries, particularly those in Europe, as well as creating “People Networks”, a new community platform combining Bebo, AIM, and ICQ…

UK Podcasters Association allies with AIM to legitimise use of independent music in podcasts

ipod.jpgThe UK Podcasters Association, set up in May last year, has reached an agreement with the UK-based Association of Independent Music (AIM) to allow its members preferential, legitimate, access to AIM’s podcast licence.

This means that UK podcasters will gain unlimited access to full-length music tracks from the likes of Paul Weller, Bloc Party, Mylo, Basement Jaxx, Stereophonics, The Killers, and many thousands more, and be able to use them freely in their own podcasts.