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Microsoft, Yahoo Connect IM services

Well, I spoke too soon and got this completely wrong…Nine months after announcing they would make their IM services interoperate, Yahoo and Microsoft have done it..today they are launching a limited beta test of a service that will enable users of Windows Live Messenger (the next generation of MSN Messenger) and Yahoo Messenger with Voice to connect with each other.
The move creates a global community of nearly 350 million accounts, the companies said. The beta service is being launched globally in 15 localized languages. The service will allow people to sign into both services using one user ID, and to see the status of connections of friends from both networks.