OICQ: "play" out of the new industry
for many readers, to introduce OICQ, have to start from what is ICQ. ICQ is the abbreviation "Iseekyou" English said, Chinese means: I am looking for you. The functions such as pagers often used in daily life. So ICQ has become synonymous with "ICQ".
however in the beginning they encountered trouble: because the subsequent development of marketing and software requires a large amount of money, and there was no one willing to invest in enterprises. Because they seem to be too advanced market ideas – they want to allow users to use this software to attract a large number of users free of charge, to the rapid growth of the number of users to enhance the ICQ brand value".
in an investment situation, they to the global Internet users to download and use ICQ software to provide free service, well beyond all expectations! By 1998, Mirabilis’s ICQ users had grown to 12 million people, with an increase of $1 million per month.