Microsoft Is The Latest IM To Block Trillian
from the we-need-interoperability... dept
Every time I post a story here about IM interoperability (or the lack of it), someone yells at me for not knowing about Trillian. I know about Trillian. I also remember how AOL spent plenty of time trying to block Trillian from working with AIM, until they finally came to some sort of truce. So, Trillian is not the solution. For example, MSN is getting ready to upgrade their IM product and have warned Trillian users that the product will no longer work with MS Messenger. So, while it's likely that some sort of deal will be worked out by the time the product actually launches, folks using products like Trillian are constantly at the mercy of AOL, Yahoo, and Microsoft. If there were an IM interoperability standard that everyone agreed to, then this wouldn't matter.