MSN Messenger And Yahoo IM To Talk

Filed under: — By Aviran Mordo @ 7:50 am

Microsoft and Yahoo are close to a pact that would allow users of their respective instant messaging services to exchange messages with one another, a source told CNET News.com on Tuesday.

The exchange of both text and voice messages is being considered, although the source stressed that details of the pact are still being finalized. The two companies are planning to announce the deal on Wednesday, the source said.

A Microsoft representative declined to comment on the matter. A Yahoo representative was not immediately available for comment.

The three major IM providers–Yahoo, Microsoft and AOL–have talked about interoperability for some time, but there has been only limited progress.

Source: News.com


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