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ICQ

(chat)
1. Abbreviation for "I seek you".

2. A proprietary chat system created by a couple of israeli guys, who later founded "mirabilis". ICQ was sold to America On-Line around 1998.

The name "ICQ" is a play on "cq", the radio signal for seeking conversation.

http://icq.com/.

ICQ

("I Seek You") A conferencing program for the Internet from Mirabilis, Tel Aviv, Israel (www.icq.com). It provides interactive chat, email and file transfer and can alert you when someone on your predefined list has also come online. The chat rooms and alerts are managed by the Mirabilis servers. In 1998, Mirabilis and ICQ were acquired by AOL.
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Ariel Yarnitsky, co-general manager of ICQ, said: "We created ICQ Lite to meet the needs of a wide segment of consumers interested in powerful instant messaging tools made even simpler.
ICQ Lite provides a simple, streamlined interface for instant messaging with convenient access to ICQ's most popular features, including:
Messaging - ICQ Lite delivers powerful instant messaging, the hallmark of ICQ, including new features like a typing indicator that allows users engaged in an instant message conversation to know when the other user is typing a message.
ICQ Lite makes it easy with the ICQ Meet People Search Engine, the ultimate search engine for finding a person or specific group of people in the ICQ directory listings.
Short Message Service (SMS) - ICQ Lite has been designed to support SMS text messaging to & from cellular phones.
File Transfer - With ICQ Lite, users are able to send and receive files quickly and easily via instant message.