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It seems that Yahoo! has harnessed its users' collaborative power to make Yahoo! Messenger more interesting and dynamic. Although last week's AIM announcement did reveal a few interesting add-ons from outside developers, they pale compared to the impressive laundry list of features Yahoo! now boasts.
As I discussed when I looked into AOL's AIM news last week, recent data from comScore revealed that use of AOL's assorted instant-messaging products combined dropped in May, while Yahoo! Messenger use had increased 15%. Google's
Given the highly competitive instant messaging field -- where AIM has long been top dog, and Google's recent entry gives IM users yet another option to consider -- it's easy to see why investors might have disregarded Yahoo!'s ability to benefit from IMs. However, this announcement reminds us that Yahoo!, with its formidable base of loyal users, remains a force to reckon with.
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