Instant messaging ranks among the top 10 most popular activities of online users. Last week, Yahoo! and Microsoft announced they finally have agreed to allow their instant messenger users to communicate with each other. For years, this capability has been one of the most requested features from users of both services.
This agreement will enable Yahoo Messenger and MSN Messenger users to send instant messages to each other and check if their friends are online on either service. They also will be able to add contacts on their clients from either service and exchange emoticons between each other.
Read more about the agreement between the two here and here.
Microsoft's security updates for October total a whopping nine.
The updates include three critical updates for Windows and Internet Explorer, four updates rated important and the final two are rated moderate.
* American Online has decided to change its company name to simply AOL, according to CEO Jonathan Miller at the recent Web 2.0 conference. The name change helps the company as it looks to venture into foreign countries. See the video footage.