AOL Communicates with . . . Everyone?
March 11, 2005Posted by on
It seems that way. AOL is moving in a number of directions right now:
- AIM Sync (beta) — uses contacts from Microsoft Outlook 2002/2003 to create additional buddies for your buddy list. You can determine whether someone is online, away, or busy while inside Outlook.
- Web/audio conferencing is available (for a fee) in version 5.5 of the AOL Instant Messenger client.
- Voice over IP is being integrated into the AOL Instant Messenger client.
Should be interesting to watch. It looks like AOL wants to become a communications portal.