Full Article Attached Opinion: AOL/Microsoft Real-Time Messaging Debate

Friday July 30th, 1999

As you all know, AOL, Netscape's parent company has been involved in a cat-and-mouse game with Microsoft over access to their Instant Messaging protocol. Yesterday, AOL announced a partnership with Apple to bring Instant Messenger to Mac users. Today, Microsoft and other Messaging hopefuls wrote an open letter to Steve Case of AOL asking him to stop blocking them from access to the Instant Messenger protocol.

I'm not going to go into all the details regarding this at the moment, but I'd like to throw out an opinion and see what mozillaZine readers think. Click Full Article below to read more, and give us your opinions in Talkback.

(Note: this doesn't really affect Mozilla, but since AOL is now Netscape's parent company, I thought it would be interesting to get the opinions from those who are involved in or interested in the Mozilla project.)

#51 My Suggestion

by beg <>

Sunday August 1st, 1999 8:41 PM

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Well, i hope AOL doesn't put ADs in ICQ.

I rather see AOL use ICQ in other ways to make money. AOL signed a 4 year deal with Net2Phone to intergrate those services with ICQ.

Things like this is what AOL needs to do to make money from ICQ. Not putting ADs everywhere.

p.s. does any one know if AOL will intergrate ICQ with N5.0? I really want ICQ intergrated with Netscape. Also ICQ needs a new interface bad!