Yahoo! and Microsoft set for IM love-in?

by admin October 13, 2005 at 2:19 am

Semel: How about it?
Ballmer: Want 2 hook-up?

Microsoft and Yahoo! are close to a pact that would allow users of their respective instant messaging services to exchange messages with one another, according to a source.

The exchange of both text and voice messages is being considered, although the source stressed that details of the pact are still being finalised. The two companies are planning to announce the deal on Wednesday, the source said.

A Microsoft representative declined to comment on the matter. A Yahoo! representative was not immediately available for comment.

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