“As noted in today’s coverage of Microsoft’s MSN Messenger 7.0 launch, the latest version of the instant-messaging program lets people automatically display to others the name of the song playing at that moment on their computer. In a twist, however, the feature works not only with Microsoft’s Windows Media Player but also with Apple’s rival iTunes music player,” Todd Bishop blogs for The Seattle Post-Intelligencer. “But that’s where the accommodation ends. People who see a good song from a friend’s playlist can click on the title to go buy it, but the instant-messaging service takes them to the MSN Music service — not to the iTunes Music Store.”
Full article here.
Bishop’s full article, “Microsoft adds voluntary advertising to MSN’s instant messaging,” upon which the above blog entry is based can be read here.