Information Week: Reuters Reaches IM Agreement With Microso

Reuters Group plc suddenly has emerged as a hub for instant-messaging interconnectivity. The information-services firm this week will disclose an agreement with Microsoft to connect its Reuters Messaging IM service with MSN Messenger. The move comes on the heels of similar agreements with IBM Lotus Software and America Online to connect Reuters IM users with users of IBM Lotus Instant Messaging and AOL Instant Messenger.
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My spin: One tool for all IM needs is going to be a huge plus for active IM users. However, there are other products, that can connect with all major IM services.