CRN: IBM to AOL: Talk to Me

January 23 2006

CRN coverage of the Lotusphere news:

IBM Software's new Sametime instant messaging will connect to the hugely popular consumer IM networks from America Online, Yahoo and Google, IBM execs said Monday. ... Ironically, IBM/Lotus was the first to offer AIM integration several years ago, but that pact faded. More recently, Microsoft has stolen a march, last year announcing interoperability between its Live Communications Server and AOL, Yahoo and MSN public IM networks. There was no mention of interoperability between Sametime and Microsoft instant messaging.

Sametime 7.5 will provide this connectivity with no additional charge, said Craig Hayman, vice president of development and technical support for Lotus Software. Microsoft charges for its IM interop gateway.
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