One of the news items last week that I liked was Gizmo Project adding Instant Messaging support for MySpace IM. It's good, but I wish they had the kind of privacy features SightSpeed added in 2007 that keeps things safer. TechCrunch's Duncan Riley has a nice recap today.
The safe IM part aside, what I like here with the GizmoProject move to add MySpace IM is that it puts it far more in a war with Fring than with other Mobile VoIP plays like WiFi Mobile, Truphone, Vyke, etc. It shows me that GizmoProject is also more focused on the presence concept and with AOL and Yahoo now having issues could emerge as the standard based IM player at the end of the day. Since GP has realized that interoperability is the key, it doesn't matter what the person on the other end is using, meaning the gang at SipPhone has figured out that half the conversation being on their client is better than none.