Messaging meets Napster - Aimster
Take two of the hottest killer apps to ever
hit the Net, figure out a way to somehow meld them, and you probably have
the recipie for a serious hit on your hands. By combining the ideas behind
Napster and instant
messanging, Aimster has come up with an idea that may change the
lot of people thought AOL would act quickly
to shut these guys down. So far, however, that hasn't happened, probably
because the online giant doesn't want to risk coming across as heavy handed
during the approval process for the AOL-Time Warner deal.
Aimster has "deactivated" current
versions of this application. For the time being you won't be able to
download the program or use it to trade files. In a statement, the company
says the move was necessary to work out "connection hassles and download
A new version of the program is scheduled for release 12/6/2000.
The remodeled application will include a new, slightly
flashier interface and an impressive number of new features. The company
is also promising a wrinkle that could turn Aimster into a many-headed
monster if it actually comes to pass: compatibility with nearly all of
the other instant messaging services including Yahoo,
MSN, iCQ chat and others.
To take a look at a screen shot of the new version click
Mac version promised.
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