Probably doesn't mean anything in the short term, but interesting nonetheless.
Newsvine is by far the Web site I visit the most, and I fear this transaction will be the death of intelligent conversation there. The administrators of the site have set up a great system, but I think the exposure the site is about to get will cause a growth so rapid that it can't be contained. I hope I'm wrong. I'm interested to see where this goes.
Perhaps I am wrong then. I read through some of the licensing on the Open AIM stuff and it appears that multi-headed (IE Gaim, Trillian) clients are not allowed, so maybe they are at it again. I dunno. I just run Aim. Stupid me, I guess.