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Microsoft, Yahoo test instant messaging partnership

     
1:07 pm on Jul 13, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Microsoft Corp. and Yahoo Inc. are beginning a limited test of plans to make their instant messaging systems work together.

The much-vaunted pairing comes a bit later than the two companies had originally hoped. The project was delayed because Microsoft wanted to make sure the systems would work well with both companies' millions of users, Microsoft executive Blake Irving said Wednesday.

"It's not the technical difficulty of the service itself. It's the technical difficulty of the scale that we're trying reach," said Irving, a corporate vice president for the Windows Live Platform.

Microsoft, Yahoo test instant messaging partnership [seattlepi.nwsource.com]

2:08 pm on July 14, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Interesting but will it make instant messengers any better?
1:48 am on July 15, 2006 (gmt 0)

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I've been using Trillian since it was a beta....we've had this functionality for years. ;) I guess a lot of people still use those ad laden clients from MS and Yahoo. It's a step in the right direction, but too little, too late in my book. What's the compelling 'sell' point to switch from GAIM or Trillian?
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sound good to me.

I like all the fancy fun silly winks and stupid you can't get with trillian. I've koreanized...I need my stupid add-ons. lol