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NYT: IM battle, MS employee masqueraded a Ind. Consultant

Author:David Valentine
Posted:8/13/1999; 9:06:30 AM
Topic:Yusuf Mehdi on Instant Messaging
Msg #:9459 (In response to 9146)
Prev/Next:9458 / 9460

The Microsoft Corporation acknowledged Thursday that one of its programmers apparently masqueraded as an independent computer consultant earlier this week in an effort to discredit America Online's tactics in the companies' quarrel over instant messaging.

Well written lots of details on the IM communication.

An Embarrassment for Microsoft in Battle With America Online. NY Times Registration required. (originally from

ZDNN: Microsoft employee smears AOL

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