The Fight Over Instant Messaging Getting Nastier

from the it's-not-just-about-chatting-anymore dept

A pretty interesting, fairly detailed article from the Wall Street Journal (reprinted at ZDNet) about the state of the instant messaging world. The main discussion centers around AOL and whether or not they’ve shot themselves in the foot by staying closed and blocking out all other IM services from interacting with AIM. It also talks about Hailstorm, and how that’s more or less trying to make an end-run around AOL. The battles are just beginning…

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