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AOL sends a tough message

America Online sends a more aggressive message to MSN Messenger users, logging them off the system when they try to communicate with AOL Instant Messenger users.

 

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America Online sends yet another salvo over Microsoft's bow in the instant messenger wars. The leading Net provider is now logging MSN Messenger users off the system when they try to communicate with its own AOL Instant Messenger program.

"Microsoft has hinted at a willingness to lose money on the access business in order to gain market share, and more importantly, sell operating systems."

- Henry Blodget, analyst, Merrill Lynch

 


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