Readers join Tribal Voice-AOL debate

Has America Online Inc. (aol) raised unfair barriers around its instant-messaging client, or has the company earned the right to protect the market edge of AOL Instant Messenger against third-party competitors?

Has America Online Inc. (aol) raised unfair barriers around its instant-messaging client, or has the company earned the right to protect the market edge of AOL Instant Messenger against third-party competitors?

This week's news -- that IM service provider Tribal Voice Inc. has filed a complaint with the Federal Communications Commission urging it to push AOL to open the client to third parties before approving a merger with Time Warner Inc. (twx) -- inspired ZDNet News TalkBack respondents on both sides of the debate. Full story. -- Matthew Rothenberg, ZDNet News

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