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Microsoft & Yahoo are joining forces

October 12th, 2005 by Patrick S

MICROSOFT and Yahoo are preparing to link their free instant messaging services to take on AOL and Google.

The deal, the first major alliance between two of the web’s main providers of instant messaging, will allow users of Microsoft’s MSN Messenger service and Yahoo Messenger to swap instantaneous text messages with each other.
A Microsoft spokeswoman and a Yahoo spokeswoman declined to comment on the alliance, first reported by the Wall Street Journal.

The tie-up will also give users of both services the ability to communicate via voice as well, a feature that up to now has been restricted to users within each service, the source said.

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In all honesty i dont really like the sound of this I have never liked Yahoo messenger and IMHO messenger always had one up on all of the comp.
Ahh well we’ll see what happens

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4 Responses

  1. Patrick E Says:

    As long as it doesn’t include any code from Yahoo IM it sounds okay to me, I actually wish they’d allow messaging btw MSN and AOL’s AIM.. as I’d say 99% of my university campus uses it

  2. Patrick S Says:

    lol good point

  3. Deansweb2004 Says:

    Yer, I hope they dont include any of the features that Yahoo! has, otherwise they might aswell rename the messenger as ‘Bloated Messenger’ lol

  4. Bill Says:

    Good job.