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Firms choose Eikon Messenger as Yahoo retires messaging platform

First Published 5th August 2016

Gazprom Marketing and Trading Limited and Dong Energy choose Eikon Messenger to replace Yahoo retired messaging platform.

New York and London - Thomson Reuters said it has seen a significant increase in new Eikon Messenger account registrations after the announcement that Yahoo will discontinue support for its legacy messaging and API service on August 5, 2016. Gazprom Marketing and Trading and Dong Energy are the latest firms to deploy Eikon Messenger.

Since the start of the year the number of users migrating to Eikon Messenger from Yahoo Messenger has resulted in 7% growth in the Eikon Messenger Directory which now provides access to more than 288,000 users across 25,000 organizations in 180 countries.

In a separate announcement, financial services firm INTL FCStone Inc. and European energy companies Griffin, 42FS, Marex Spectron and CEZ named Thomson Reuters Eikon Messenger as one of their instant messaging networks of choice.