Thomson Reuters Messenger

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Thomson Reuters Messenger
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Developer(s) Thomson Reuters
Initial release Nov 2002
Stable release
8.4 / March, 2011
Operating system Windows
Type professional Instant messaging client
License Proprietary
Website

Thomson Reuters Messenger (RM; formerly Reuters Messaging) is an instant messaging tool and real time collaboration service designed for financial professionals. Messenger was first released by Reuters in November 2002. On April 17, 2008 the Thomson Corporation and Reuters Group PLC combined to form Thomson Reuters. The most recent version of Messenger is Thomson Reuters Messenger 8.4 (released March 31, 2011.)

Instant messaging form of communication over the Internet

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Reuters international news agency

Reuters is an international news organization. It is a division of Thomson Reuters and has nearly 200 locations around the world. Until 2008, the Reuters news agency formed part of an independent company, Reuters Group plc, which was also a provider of financial market data. Since the acquisition of Reuters Group by the Thomson Corporation in 2008, the Reuters news agency has been a part of Thomson Reuters, making up the media division. Reuters transmits news in English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, Urdu, Arabic, Japanese, Korean, and Chinese. It was established in 1851.

Thomson Reuters company

Thomson Reuters Corporation is a Canadian multinational mass media and information firm. The firm was founded in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, where it is headquartered at 333 Bay Street in Downtown Toronto. Thomson Reuters shares are cross listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange and the New York Stock Exchange.

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About

Thomson Reuters Messenger allows financial professionals to securely share information with customers, colleagues and other business counterparts worldwide and in real-time. Messenger is available as a stand-alone product or as an embedded component in other Thomson Reuters products. The Messenger community provides direct access to over 140,000 professionals from the world's top financial institutions.

Thomson Reuters Messenger Compliance is an add-on risk management and regulatory compliance service. Messenger Compliance logs all content shared and received through Messenger including group chat, attachments, forms and screenshots. Archives are accessible (for extended archiving and eDiscovery) for a period of up to 7 years. Thomson Reuters Messenger Compliance is powered by Global Relay technology. [1]

Global Relay is a technology services company providing software-as-a-service electronic message archiving, instant messaging, compliance and supervision solutions with a focus on highly regulated industries. Global Relay is privately held and employee controlled, with no outside or venture funding.

Messenger allows users to communicate with individuals on various consumer and enterprise IM networks. Consumer connectivity includes AOL Instant Messenger, Yahoo! Messenger and MSN Messenger. Reuters Messaging Interchange provides enterprise IM connectivity to those on Microsoft Office Communications Server (OCS), IBM Lotus Sametime and Cisco Jabber XCP.

Yahoo! Messenger Instant messenging protocol

Yahoo! Messenger was an advertisement-supported instant messaging client and associated protocol provided by Yahoo!. Yahoo Messenger was provided free of charge and could be downloaded and used with a generic "Yahoo ID" which also allowed access to other Yahoo! services, such as Yahoo! Mail. The service also offered VoIP, file transfers, webcam hosting, a text messaging service, and chat rooms in various categories.

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Cisco Systems, Inc. is an American multinational technology conglomerate headquartered in San Jose, California, in the center of Silicon Valley, that develops, manufactures and sells networking hardware, telecommunications equipment and other high-technology services and products. Through its numerous acquired subsidiaries, such as OpenDNS, WebEx, Jabber and Jasper, Cisco specializes into specific tech markets, such as Internet of Things (IoT), domain security and energy management.

Features

Messenger 8.4 offers the following features:

Versions

The official versions of Thomson Reuters Messenger are as follows:

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The following versions of Thomson Reuters Messenger are no longer available for use:

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References

  1. "THOMSON REUTERS MESSENGER COMPLIANCE" (PDF). Thomson Reuters Corporate Website. Thomson Reuters. Retrieved 24 January 2013.