End of the road for MSN Messenger
August 30 , 2014
Windows Live Messenger, which was earlier and more popularly known as MSN Messenger, will have a quiet burial in China in October, marking the end of a service that a generation of youngsters used as an important tool for communication.
For most users around the world, the service ended last year — after Microsoft bought Skype for $8.5bn in 2012.
Chinese users continued to use the older service, but even they will switch to Skype before the end of October.