Instant messaging (IM)

AllianceBernstein Preps Symphony Rollout

The firm will use Symphony's platform to replace existing instant messaging platforms for internal communications, and ultimately external communications with clients.

Buy Side Still Taking Wait-and-See Approach to Symphony

Palo Alto, Calif.-based startup messaging provider Symphony Communication Services has attracted investment from a "Who's Who" of 19 financial institutions plus more than $100 million raised in a recent round of funding from investors including tech…

Markit Launches Chat Rooms on Collaboration Services

Markit has launched a new software component of its Collaboration Services open messaging initiative that will enable investment banks and other financial institutions to create instant message chat rooms—and to proactively monitor who can access them,…

Markit Eyes Federated Chat Integration Capabilities

Markit is building out the integration services component of its Collaboration Services initiative, an open messaging network for financial professionals to communicate and share information across any messaging platform.

Bloomberg Moves to Curb IM Connectivity

Bloomberg is removing the Federated Chat component of its Bloomberg Instant Messaging service, which allows clients to use its Bloomberg Professional terminal to directly message users of third-party communication platforms such as AOL Instant Messenger…

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