Meebo, onetime mobile chat king and current internet uglifier, has agreed to be acquired by Google. Details are sparse right now, but the purchase would make sense if Google's after Meebo as an ad platform.
Meebo's had a rough week. Not only did it get slapped around on this site, where I posted instructions for an easy way to banish the hated Meebo bar, but it also lost its account with Boston.com the same day.
Have you noticed Meebo, that annoying bar on the bottom of some websites like
Boston.com's Big Picture, Men's Fitness, and TVGuide.com? Of course you have. It spits up ads and nags you to share stuff on Facebook while you're just trying to read. It's a website add-on increasingly used by publishers who hate their…
In the updated Meebo iPhone app you can now click links or scan QR codes to virtually "check-in" (buzzwords, woohoo) to your favorite websites. There's also a real-time feed which will show Facebook, Twitter, and Meebo updates too. [iTunes]
There are some very good paid instant messaging apps for the App Store, and plenty of free options too. Meebo is the first that manages to be both, with almost no compromise.
To demonstrate the piles of new features and APIs included in iPhone OS 3.0, Apple brought along a few developers to show off their latest wares. Here's what they've got so far.
We wrote about Meebo's iPhone compatibility right after the iPhone was launched—and it wasn't so great. Consider that a thing of the past. Meebo's just released an iPhone-only IM webapp that's just as good as Meebo for the desktop. We've actually tested it on our iPhones, and can say it's the best chat app on the…