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Conflicts, kinks roil IM waters

Tiny start-up PalTalk is on a collision course with 800-pound gorilla AOL; Microsoft tackles an instant-messaging glitch that's preventing some customers from staying connected to the service.

The 16-employee start-up PalTalk is on a collision course with 800-pound gorilla AOL; Microsoft tackles an instant-messaging glitch that's preventing some customers from staying connected to the service.

IM upstart to AOL: We're baaack
Instant messaging provider PalTalk says that it's back in contact with the online giant's AIM messaging service after being shut out for eight hours.
February 21, 2002 
IM start-up on crash course with AOL
PalTalk, a tiny instant-messaging company that survived a brutal shakeout among its peers, is spoiling for a fight with the 800-pound IM gorilla, AOL Time Warner.
February 20, 2002 
Microsoft still ironing out IM kinks
A glitch affecting the software titan's instant-messaging system is preventing some customers from staying connected to the service.
February 19, 2002 
AOL aims messenger at Motorola
Future wireless devices from Motorola will be sold with America Online's instant messenger preinstalled. But the software isn't as widespread on phones as Yahoo Messenger is.
February 19, 2002 

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Worm exploits MSN Messenger
A worm that uses the Microsoft application to exploit a browser glitch is spreading rapidly, despite the existence of a patch covering the security hole, according to experts.
February 14, 2002