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Microsoft, Yahoo to Link IM Networks

Nate Mook, BetaNews:

Microsoft and Yahoo are set to announce on Wednesday a blockbuster interoperability deal that will reshape the landscape of the fragmented instant messaging market. The companies will connect their IM networks so users on each can communicate with one another using text and voice chat free of charge.

Blockbuster indeed. They’ll have more combined users than AIM.

Wednesday, 12 October 2005