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ICQ 6 - the newest version from ICQ - reinvents the overall user communication experience with a platform that seamlessly combines all types of digital communication

London, 18 April, 2007 - ICQ today launched the new 6.0 version. The new version is not merely an upgrade but rather a complete redesign of the user experience. ICQ 6 offers a single platform which enables the user to send instant messages and conduct voice and video calls. All this in a friendly and intuitive environment with a new and original soundtrack composed by Infected Mushroom exclusively for ICQ.

ICQ 6 provides its users with an innovative communication experience and enables quick and simple interaction among users across all communication platforms. ICQ 6 offers the entire suite of digital and mobile communication tools available today, all integrated seamlessly in a single message window: IM, voice and video conversations. ICQ 6 boasts an entirely new client infrastructure and a completely redesigned UI along with a fresh graphic look and feel.

Innovations and improved features in ICQ 6 include:

· Quick IM - enabling users to send a message to a contact without opening a message window.

· Easy access – simple navigation between incoming messages.

· Tabbed conversations - management of all active conversations in one message window by using tabs.

· History - new and improved design to search the history of messages, files, calls etc.

· Search capabilities - advanced and easy-to-use search through Contact List, on ICQ, and on the web.

In addition, ICQ 6 puts emphasis on the sound experience and comes with an all new soundtrack composed and performed by the progressive psy-trance duo Infected Mushroom.

According to Orey Gilliam, CEO of ICQ: “Anyone who's ever used ICQ will immediately see that ICQ 6 is not just an upgrade but rather a genuine reinvention of the entire IM experience”, Gilliam says and adds: "In the near future ICQ intends to distribute additional updates which will allow our users to transform ICQ 6 into an even more personalized and intuitive experience by offering direct access to ICQ own WEB 2.0 services and online libraries".

Yair Goldfinger, one of the founders of ICQ, tried the new version and commented: "ICQ has always been about pushing the boundaries of technological creativity by creating simple yet unique solutions. Ten years after the first client was launched, ICQ 6 is the best ICQ version ever and proves that innovation is still the very foundation of the design”.

ICQ is currently working on customization tools such as emoticons, ICQ tZers, and new Xtraz services. Additionally, ICQ is working on a solution to enable users to share user generated content, such as pictures, personal home pages and blogs with their friends.

ICQ 6 is released today in English, shortly to be followed by customized partner versions and other language versions. Visit www.icq.com to download ICQ 6 for free.

About ICQ

ICQ is a leading instant messaging service provider with a global online communications community. The company's robust instant messaging software, enhanced communications features and dynamic community are available in 19 languages free of charge at www.icq.com. ICQ, created in 1996 by the Israel-based company, Mirabilis, is now wholly owned by AOL LLC. ICQ and the flower logo are registered trademarks of AOL LLC in the USA and other countries in the world.

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