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IMUnified

A coalition of instant messaging companies including Yahoo, Microsoft, AT&T and Prodigy that was founded in 2000. Its goal is to develop open standards for instant messaging text and buddy lists. See instant messaging.
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IMUnified will strive to implement open standards-based interoperability for instant messaging as these protocols emerge from the IETF (Internet Engineering Task Force) standardization process.
These forward-looking statements include statements relating to the implementation of the Excite Messenger service and the IMUnified instant messaging initiative and the functionality and content of such service and initiative and the commercial acceptance and use of such functionality and services.
IMUnified looks forward to the implementation of these specifications among its members by the end of the year.
IMUnified strives to implement open standards-based interoperability for instant messaging as these protocols emerge from the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) standardization process.
The founding members of IMUnified are AT&T Corp.
IMUnified intends to make publicly available by the end of August a set of specifications that will enable functional interoperability among its members' instant messaging services.