From what I've read, Google bought Meebo in order to 'crush the competition'. The plan is to unplug Meebo on 7/11 in hopes that people will use Google Plus chat in it's place. That's why that little Google Plus box appeared at the bottom of our screens a few weeks ago.
Seems the Meebo bar isn't going, but the whole Meebo service: http://appadvice.com/appnn/2012/06/meebo-the-end-is-near. Don't worry yourselves though, the Meebo bar will be replaced by something else, and there are plenty of other multi-chat services out there: eBuddy, imo.im (which I use) and more...
Someone forgot to pay the bill.
i heard google took over meebo....i miss it...very upset