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Yahoo-MSN Miss IM Interoperability Date

I bet they weren’t even trying to meet any kind of deadline…in fact I would be surprised they even did anything after that announcement last year. Yahoo and Microsoft said in October last year that they would launch a service in Q2 of this year, and that has ended. Now the representatives from both companies say the interoperable service will launch globally “very soon.”
When the service does launch, it’s unlikely to include any additional capabilities than announced: would let two userbases exchange messages, see buddy online presence status, share some emoticons and add buddies from either service to their lists. But they didn’t say that the service would support some widely-used features such as voice, photo sharing or video conferencing, and that is the big competitive push for these firms anyway, so don’t expect any headway there…
Meanwhile, I’m happy with Trillian.