Microsoft, AOL in instant messaging huddle

(ZDNet) After months of an intense game of cat-and-mouse, where America Online continually blocked Microsoft's attempts to link MSN Messenger users with AOL Instant Messenger users, Microsoft and America Online are now participating in an Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) working group to design an instant messaging and presence protocol (IMPP). see also collection of articles on instant messaging (ZDNN) and Motorola, AOL Forge Net Link (Washington Post). 16 October 1999

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