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Wednesday, August 31, 2005

Microsoft Adding VoIP To IM

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(Pocket Lint) Microsoft has bought VoIP specialist Teleo for an undisclosed sum today as it steps into the internet telecommunications world.

The move which will mean it keeps apace with companies such as Google and Skype means that we can expect greater intergration of VoIP services within Microsoft products like Outlook and MSN messenger in the coming months.

Watch out Google! It seems like your desire to please the masses has aroused the sleeping giant of the tech world, enraging Microsoft and forcing them to develop quality products that should have been released in the first place! Microsoft is no doubt trying to make up for lost ground as their rival Google seems to be conquering internet territory where ever they roam. It will be interesting to see this develop, although one wonders if such a feature will be as good as Skype.

A statement on the Teleo site even goes as far as saying: "Microsoft plans to incorporate and expand upon Teleo’s technologies, integrating them into the MSN services infrastructure, with plans to ultimately deliver new VoIP consumer applications in future releases of MSN services, such as MSN Messenger."

Although it is sad that Google didn't explore this opportunity first, this could be a turning point for a company long associated for being "evil." Microsoft has launched several other products, but few of them have excelled beyond anything that Google has released. Microsoft may have discovered the hard way that quality products pay over time, and hopefully they will integrate this philosophy within their corporate environment, and thus "become good."

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