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According to Paltalk, some Yahoo groups have already relocated to the Paltalk community

MUMBAI, INDIA: While Yahoo's December 14 deadline to shut messenger public chat rooms features comes near, the global Internet company is facing criticism and rage from millions of users globally. However, it seems like Paltalk - a platform for audio-video based communities - is likely to make most out of this situation.

''We have already begun to see some Yahoo groups relocate to the Paltalk community in the past few days. We would welcome working directly with Yahoo to help them with this challenge," says Paltalk's president and COO, Wilson Kriegel.

''We are working to ensure that Yahoo chat communities are aware of this option. Unlike Yahoo, our core business is to provide group video chat to people around the world,'' adds Kriegal. The US based Paltalk was formed in 1998 and today it has 10 million users using various products and services.

"We have millions of active members with strong communities around the world. We recently translated our software, website and apps into over 15 languages to strengthen our international offering to our already vibrant communities in non-English speaking countries," informs Kriegel, who recently left gaming company Zynga. Like Yahoo, Paltalk messenger has free rich-features like audio, video and text based communication along with file and photo sharing - all in a single window.

Besides, Paltalk messenger easily works with AIM, Yahoo and ICQ allowing users to communicate with their existing contacts and offers live group video communities on the web. "We provide our members with a full set of communications tools to video chat with friends and family around the world. Moreover, we have created an environment where members can meet new friends based on topics and shared interests," explains Kriegel. "Our proprietary moderation tools create a safe, well-lit chat experience, whether you have 5 or 5,000 people chatting at same time," he adds.

SoftBank has invested $6 million in Paltalk some years back, since then the company has been steadily growing with its unique "freemium" business model. "We have a unique freemium business model that has proven to work quite well, as we are a profitable company. We offer a premium product (subscription), users can buy virtual currency and we serve advertising," says Kriegel.

The "one to many" communications provider Paltalk is available on PC, mobile and tablet devices for consumers and businesses; However, it is now focusing more on mobile given the enormous growth of mobile users and devices globally.

''We are focusing on mobile in the early part of 2013 and will also be more active in establishing partnerships with third parties who want to use a white label version of our technology to enable and power video group chat and broadcasting from their own destinations, portal, communities or social networks,'' Kriegel said.

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zigi Mon Dec 2 at 01:26 PM

best alternative for yahoo is www.e-chat.co

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Mark Mon Nov 11 at 10:39 AM

We built a ground up new chat program, not some java script or flash based thing and it's free... still new so invite your friends. Still in Development: MagChat (www.magchat.com)

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Michael Zyskowski Tue Oct 22 at 07:51 PM

Guys we are opening yahoo chatrooms alternative, called e-chat! have a look at www.e-chat.co its really nice. its totally free and new, so we need to spread the word around, please tell everyone about e-chat so we can finally have normal chatrooms back, check www.e-chat.co

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Hi.... Check out http://chatroom.pulpybucket.com This is a website which provides a better user interface, social network integration, funny new smilies etc. The best feature about it is one click room change.

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Justin Mon Jun 17 at 11:42 AM

its sad that yahoo chat has been shut down. even i was a regular of yahoo chat. justin.lakra@yahoo.com

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tita Thu Mar 21 at 10:13 PM

paltalk is terrible! most rooms are under control of control freaks!admins are 24 hours awake controling people and hurting them! yahoo chatrooms were great! vivaaaaaaaaaa yahoooooooo chatroomsssssssssss forever!

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jhenny mayo Wed Feb 20 at 06:46 AM

i want a join a room in my yahoo messenger b"coz i dont have it, cn u help me??

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Suspicious Onlooker Thu Jan 31 at 03:27 PM

Only reason Yahoo people are using Paltalk is because they don't know of any other alternatives... Paltalk is horrible, the levels of moderation in the rooms is totally unnecessary.

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Suspicious Onlooker Thu Jan 31 at 03:23 PM

Paltalk is horrible, OVER moderated. Most moderators have massive EGO problems and are "power" hungry booting maniacs.. they think because they have "power without status", that they should be treated like the Queen of England

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Try www.yagoloo.com. I have used it for a while now.

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akash Tue Jan 8 at 05:31 PM

Omegle.com is a much better platform

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Omegle.com is a much better platform

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akash Tue Jan 8 at 05:31 PM

Omegle.com is a much better platform

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thefirsttigerlady Mon Jan 7 at 09:22 PM

Yazak has opened to create your own chatrooms. Zak has done a great job to furnish this for chatters. Check it out!

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rafiq Sun Jan 6 at 01:30 PM

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Nasheem Sheikh Sun Dec 30 at 01:16 PM

i like yahoo i love yahoo & i miss yahoo plz give ma yahoo chat rooms back, plz plz open tha yahoo chat missing chat rooom plz open tha chat room yahoo, open open open ....waiting

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mahreen Thu Dec 27 at 12:21 PM

plz plz open tha yahoo chat missing chat rooom plz open tha chat room yahoo

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estell Wed Dec 26 at 10:55 AM

Pal talk sucks very much please replace yahoo chat rooms i dont want to sit with dot on me in paltalk i dont want to be band or bounced like a ball by terrible host of paltalkers-whats wrong with people give them a little fake authority they go bunkers on bouncing and dotting and banding that is pure mean and childish, i dont like paltalk please restore yahoo chat rooms thank you

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estell Wed Dec 26 at 10:49 AM

I have tried paltalk it sucks people there are mean and are given artifical authority and they use it to the fullest to put a red dot on you and you can not post and feel like child sitting and a corner cause you will not eat the bad cooking of the host lol, also they can bounce you out of a room for months are band you that is the worse host ever to do such a thing where is this mercy they teach the forgiveness in doing such a terrible thing, yahoo would never allow such false authority to be treat its guest with such bad manners, please return yahoo chat back to those faithful memebers that did not abuse their visits to chat and mingle with friends.

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PJF Wed Dec 19 at 10:13 PM

Closing the Yahoo Messenger Public Chat rooms comes across as a complete act of desperation. -- It's a despicable way of saying thank you to the millions around the world who signed up to use the Yahoo Service since March 1998. -- I honestly believe that people will abandon their Yahoo Mail accounts, never to return to use any prospective chargeable or free Yahoo Service. -- "It's bursting with fun", not anymore...!

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miss yahoo Wed Dec 19 at 09:55 AM

love yahoo,take yahoo chat back,we losing them,much people complain why yahoo do that,take yahoo chat back

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Manit Tue Dec 18 at 10:17 PM

i like yahoo i love yahoo & i miss yahoo plz give ma yahoo chat rooms back

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KALADHARAN Mon Dec 17 at 12:21 AM

THANKS...THANKS...THANKS It should have been closed earlier. A BOLD AND GOOD ACTION

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Mark Sun Dec 16 at 02:01 AM

I use MagChat instead... free and no spam or Bots

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Awa Sat Dec 15 at 01:41 AM

f@#$%%$^% yahoooooooooooo

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chat Fri Dec 14 at 04:40 AM

Boycott Yahoo. Yahoo is dead.

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bharathap1 Thu Dec 13 at 01:01 AM

i like yahoo

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foures Mon Dec 10 at 11:11 PM

i have made alot of friends from them. The decision to kill off public and now there is a lot of discussion going on in the internet about it. but life moves on, there are some other chat room instead of yahoo if they would like to try like www.yagoloo.com etc.

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