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NewsForge: AOL Opens ICQ Interface, But Will Anyone Care?

Apr 29, 2004, 10:00 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jay Lyman)

"America Online last week announced a new version of its ICQ instant messaging service, based on an open programming interface known as Xtraz. Will the move to open ICQ development win the hearts of developers...?

"Most notable about the new ICQ, however, is the open API that America Online claims will enable developers to pick and choose new services as they are available and also create new ICQ features that can be built separately from the core ICQ client, delivered and automatically updated over time..."

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