More on the AOL Messenger Fight
from the grasping-for-straws dept
Okay, this is getting silly. I still think that AOL should allow other instant messaging products to communicate with it, but I won’t support arguments that make no sense. The latest is that AOL should back down or it might risk losing its call for open access to cable lines. The theory is that AOL wants open standards/access only when it is to its advantage (which is entirely true) and this fight makes it clear how hypocritical AOL is. Interesting idea, but back here in reality the two cases are entirely different and shouldn’t effect one another.
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AOL and Microsoft to work on a possible solution
So apparently the two companies are going to talk about resolving the messenger fight. I hope it works out, but it will be interesting to see what the solution is. In the article it sounds like AOL is just bitter that Microsoft didn’t ask them first…