October 24, 2001

AOL, Sun get buddy-buddy

Author: JT Smith

ZDNet: "Sun Microsystems and AOL Time Warner will begin testing technology to enable their
instant messaging services to communicate with each other.

Sun becomes the second company--after IBM's Lotus--to undergo interoperability trials with
the online giant. Its America Online division, which owns the two most popular instant messaging
services, AOL Instant Messenger (AIM) and ICQ, has long been criticized by competitors for
blocking efforts to communicate with its products."

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