“We will retire Messenger in all countries worldwide in the first quarter of 2013 (with the exception of mainland China where Messenger will continue to be available).” says Skype’s Tony Bates.
I am agog. I am aghast. Will MSN be gone at last? Well maybe I should not act too surprised at any move of Microsoft now as we’ve seen too much recently – a subversive Metro UI so disconnected with traditional Windows desktop leaving users scrambling around for programs in the start menu, or the dark-as-hell Visual Studio 2012 making any working day a gloomy one (and shouting to you with ALL CAPITAL menus). Still, MSN is different.