Another message, that should send an alarming note to all icq-users out there with an incredibly loud "AH AH" and make them see, that they use a service that is owned by a single company. AOL (this formerly big, shitty ISP) sold ICQ to some expanding russian (nothing against russians) company. Well, yeah, I’ll stop daydreaming that people will value independent communication systems like jabber/XMPP.
- including some prices: http://www.thinq.co.uk/news/2010/4/28/icq-sold-to-russian-company/
- german article on heise: http://www.heise.de/newsticker/meldung/ICQ-nach-Russland-verkauft-989367.html
- german jabber tutorial: http://einfachjabber.de/