Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Technology Review: Social-networking site Bebo to use Microsoft's instant-messaging technology

Timely reality check 

Social-networking site Bebo Inc. said Tuesday it will launch a Microsoft-powered instant-messaging program this fall.

The deal signals early, if niche, support for a Microsoft Corp. plan to build a business around letting other sites incorporate its Windows Live Web services.

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So far, takers for Microsoft's Web services platform include Match.com, a dating site owned by IAC/InterActiveCorp, and MSNBC, a joint venture between Microsoft and General Electric Co.'s NBC Universal, but the software maker said it is seeking out more social-networking customers.

Technology Review: Social-networking site Bebo to use Microsoft's instant-messaging technology

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