Meebo Gets The Classic Google Acq-hire Treatment: Most Products To Shut Down Soon | TechCrunch
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Alas, I remember Meebo. I used to use it a bunch.
Dude me too. I was only on the topic again to try to recover an old login from the list I saved with them..
I thought it was so cool that someone had developed a way for people in India or China to chat online despite firewalls, or locked down computers, or public terminals. I could chat from the Engineering Lab at SFSU with friends I'd separated from in LA... And they gave you company updates every time you logged in. It was very different kind of small company; it had faces, names. Ellen.
Yeah. It's sad the company couldn't survive given how great their products were.
but in that pursuit, they tried a number of things, evolving into the meebo bar, something that still lives on, post-Google.