Company of the week: Meebo is cool. I like Meebo.
For those of you who don’t know, Meebo is web-based way for you to access your favorite IM. Traveling in Bhutan and headed to a local Internet café but still want to use IM? No problem … just log into Meebo and IM away. You can use AIM, Google Talk, ICQ, Yahoo, MSN, Jabber, etc. … what you normally use.
Amazingly enough, Meebo is the first AJAX-based way to IM — I actually can’t believe no one has implemented it yet (tough I bet Google will be launching it soon).
Meebo just launched and I spent some time with its CEO, Seth Sternberg (who is a still second yr business school student at Stanford). I am impressed with his vision of where the company needs to move forward … and it sounds like they have two really hot-shot AJAX engineers that have built the application.
They are based in Palo Alto and I expect we’ll be hearing a lot more from them soon.