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MSN & AOL messengers?,1367,59046,00.html

So it wasn't just a browser AOL was getting from Microsoft, it was also interop on their messengers:

Although the main sticking point in the settlement was a $750 million payout from Microsoft (MSFT) to AOL (AOL), the two companies augmented the agreement by announcing several new collaborative projects. Included in the list was a plan to "explore ways to establish interoperability between AOL and MSN Instant Messenger networks."

I don't know why these two don't just get married, er, merged already.
Tuesday, June 3, 2003

>> "I don't know why these two don't just get married, er, merged already."

Hmm... MS is a monopoly and you think these two companies should be merged?  Yea right.  They should broken into itty bitty little pieces.

Tuesday, June 3, 2003

I didn't say I wanted them to, I just figure it's inevitible.
Tuesday, June 3, 2003

Why is it inevitable? Microsoft hate AOL with a passion.

John Topley (
Wednesday, June 4, 2003

Microsoft to own Harry Potter

I can see the headlines now.

BillG is Harry Potter in Film 10  (yes I know there's only going to be 7 books, but do you think that will stop them making films?).

Simon Lucy
Wednesday, June 4, 2003

Microsoft is just jealous of AOL's success.
Wednesday, June 4, 2003

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