Talk:Microsoft and Yahoo! link their instant messaging services

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Why MSN?Edit

Doldrums,

I wrote in a previous revision "internet rivals Microsoft and Yahoo!" (OK, I misspelled 'Internet'), which you corrected to "rival Internet portals MSN and Yahoo!".

Why did you change Microsoft to the MSN portal? Windows Live services, like Messenger are meant to be seperate from MSN and the MSN media portal pages, so it's not the MSN portal which began the beta program, but Microsoft (or Microsoft's Windows Live division). --Szajd 12:27, 13 July 2006 (UTC)

my understanding was that MSN and (of course) Yahoo offered the messenger service. such was the case couple of years ago when i used msn, but may no longer be. if i'm wrong, feel free to correct. Doldrums 12:32, 13 July 2006 (UTC)
I corrected it. Windows Live is the new service set for Microsoft's Internet-related stuff. Some of it are new services, some of them are rebranded and improved versions of previously MSN stuff. MSN.com remains as MSN.com, but is no longer connected to Windows Live.

"Finally?"Edit

"Microsoft, Yahoo! finally link their instant messaging services" seems a little NPOV to me. Anyone into renaming it without the "finally?" Rob T Firefly 15:53, 13 July 2006 (UTC)

I agree (I guess you meant "non-NPOV"). --Szajd 16:32, 13 July 2006 (UTC)

Microsoft and Yahoo! link their instant messaging services ... amazingly late...Edit

Is there a chance someone will write an article about Cerulean Studios "Trillian Pro"... which has offered users of AIM, ICQ, Yahoo!, MSN, and -recently- Google Talk, to comunicate? Is it only amazing if two corporate giants do it?

It is totally different. Trillian lets you to connect to Yahoo!'s service and the .NET Messenger Service (the service WLMess uses) in one application, and provides the same UI for all the services. Whereas, this new joint between MS and Yahoo! lets you add partners and communicate, by only signing in to your favorite service. You don't need to register for a Yahoo! account to add a Yahoo! buddy from WL Messenger, and vice versa. This really is amazing, since both Messenger services are extremely complex in structure, and most probably quite different, but they yould manage to make them interoperate. --Szajd 22:30, 13 July 2006 (UTC)
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