Microsoft, Yahoo Reach IM Deal

Microsoft Corp. and Yahoo Inc have agreed to make their two instant-messaging programs work together, a partnership that could threaten market leader America Online, people familiar with the situation said.

The deal was expected to be announced early Wednesday, these people told The Associated Press. One of them works closely with Microsoft. The other was briefed on the deal. Both spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to disclose details. Sources: Microsoft, Yahoo Reach IM Deal - Yahoo! News

Linked by shanmuga Wednesday, 12th October 2005 3:24AM