Farewell to MSN Messenger

After a splendid 15 years of service, MSN is finally shutting down, as announced by the Microsoft officials. MSN was launched in 1999 and was already shut down in all countries except for China in the year 2013.

Tony Bates, leader of Microsoft’s Skype services, announced; “We will retire Messenger in all countries worldwide in the first quarter of 2013 (with the exception of mainland China where Messenger will continue to be available).” However, Oct 31st will be the last day for the final end of all services of MSN, including China.

This news of MSN shutting down will bring an end to the golden era of chat services, which is now leaded by cellular based messaging application.

This news of MSN shutting down will bring an end to the golden era of chat services, which is now leaded by cellular based messaging application.

Chinese users are already notified of this announcement and they are suggested to migrate to Microsoft’s Skype services, in order to save their current MSN contact list. As a promotional step for Skype, the current MSN users will get a $2 Skype coupon free, which can be utilized to make international Skype calls.

This step was necessary due to the decreasing demand and reducing list users, for computer based chat applications. People are more inclined towards using internet based quick chat apps and many of them have already started using Skype. Finally, we can only waive a farewell, to the MSN’s chat world.


About The Author

David Nataf started his career as co-founder of Net Development, a leading French web integrators, employing 80 people. After the merger of Net Development with Reef publisher, David joined the law firm, Jean-Pierre Millet, with the defense of computer attackers and victimes specialty ("hackers") in cases between different organizations such as NSA or other members of the international interception 'Echelon' network from the UKUSA treaty or the US Air Force. He is the author of several books on information warfare, consultant for the European Parliament as an expert in computer security (SSI) and electromagnetic signals intelligence (SIGINT). David Nataf successively launched several start-ups of the Internet in the field of paperless technologies termination of contracts online ("resilier.com"); online subscription to early stage fundraising foreshadowing the model will retain more later the platform "gust.com", or free roaming mobile operators (MVNO). Given his specialty at the cross road of anti computer crime legal advising, Internet technology, media and anti-propaganda operations, David has naturally become an actor's influence on the Web, working for a think-tank representing french defense and Aerospace. He is architecting crypto farms and masternodes for cryptocurrencies in Asia and Israel technological parks. He graduated in Law from the Faculty of Paris, is a passionate graduated gemologist by Gemological Institute of America "GG", Gemmological Association of Great Britain "Cert-Ga", practical daily triathlon.

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