Microsoft gifts @messenger to Facebook as MSN Messenger retires

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Microsoft’s MSN Messenger service, also known as Windows Live Messenger, is shutting down after 15 years, and the software maker is passing the torch to Facebook. In a brief tweet, Microsoft has revealed it’s gifting the @messenger Twitter account to Facebook later this month for the social network’s own Messenger service. Of course, Facebook and Microsoft have long been buddies (not AIM buddies) so the exchange is the perfect gift for an old friend.

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