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Thursday, July 13, 2006

Microsoft, Yahoo Test IM Partnership

ABC News: Microsoft, Yahoo Test IM Partnership.

I thought it would happen earlier than that. Slowly instant messenging is becoming a commodity and may not be the main battleground between the giants. Both MSN messenger and Yahoo messenger have considerable amount of supporters. Increasing their interoperability will only facilitate communications but will hardly induce customer shift.

In fact, popularity for a software should be attained by better functionality and user friendliness, not monopoly.