In a move that’s sure to unsettle America Online and Google, Microsoft and Yahoo have joined forces in the arena of Instant Messaging. The announcement was made today.
Essentially this is what it means:
“The deal, the first major alliance between two of the Web’s main providers of instant messaging, will allow users of Microsoft’s MSN Messenger service and Yahoo Messenger to swap instantaneous text messages with each other.”
But there’ve been open source apps around for ages which allow exactly this…in fact there are a few which integrate with all the major chat players…