(To be fair, an informal poll at my office shows that Yahoo Messenger still has fervent users.) Now Yahoo is hoping the service can make a comeback.
The Sunnyvale, California, company released a revamped version of the chat service's app on Thursday.
(Drunk texts, ahem.) The product launch could also be one of the most awkwardly timed in recent memory, though.
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