March 06, 2008

Open AIM 2.0"AOL is pushing their two year old OpenAim initiative much further this morning with OpenAIM 2.0.

There are three key changes of note. First they are now embracing services that they previously tried to stop - multiheaded clients and websites that allow users to access all of the major instant messaging platforms in one place. These are desktop services like Pidgin (open source), Adium (Mac) and Trillian (Windows). And web based services like Meebo and eBuddy. Today those services have to hack in to MSN, Yahoo and AOL services (Google Gtalk is open). Now AOL is giving them unfettered access, too..."
Continue reading : AOL Gets It Right With Open AIM 2.0 - Embraces Meebo and eBuddy

Posted by Michael Arrington @ Techcrunch

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