Microsoft announced yesterday (8 April 2007) that they’re opening up the Xbox LIVE IM network (6 million-strong) to the Windows Live Messenger (260 million-strong) network.
“Who cares,” you say? Gamers, clients, employees, your kids. Today is a travel day for Matt (hello Cleveland!) but I’m sure he cares too. And so should you.
Think about it:
Scenario 1 (uncool) – You’re gaming away on PGR3 and your boss pops up an IM to ask how those TPS reports are coming. Icky!
Scenario 3 (totally cool) – Knocking out those simple IM questions without getting off the couch and exiting your game. Nice!