Read this on the xtra news today.
“Microsoft moved to build its presence in the booming Internet telephony market on Wednesday, purchasing Teleo Inc, a Californian company that lets users make calls from their computers to regular phones”.
In the article it also says “Will Collins, global messenger product manager at Microsoft, said the company hoped to integrate Teleo’s offerings into its products by the end of 2005. Microsoft may add “click-to-call” features to Outlook or Internet Explorer, so that users can automatically call a phone number by clicking on it, he said. “
Personally I think they might extend that to MSN Messenger too to compete with products like Skype…
See the full article here
Also, here’s the Microsoft Press release for that.
Will be interesting to see what the outcome of that is.