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LogicaCMG’s Message Plus Wins Best Mobile Service for Consumers at Global Messaging Awards
SDA Asia Magazine, June 8, 2007
The awards which were presented as part of Global Messaging 2007 on Tuesday is said to be one of the largest and the most established mobile messaging event in the world.
Microsoft offers comfort for PBX suppliers
Telappliant VoIP News, June 7, 2007
Fears that Microsoft were planning to take a bite out of the PBX market were placated by a blog posting from Microsoft's unified communications manager Mark Deakin.
Security vulnerabilities reported in Yahoo! Messenger
ZDNet, June 7, 2007
The flaws, given a threat level rating of “high” by the company, were reported to Yahoo June 5 and are not known to have been exploited in the wild. Version 8.x of the company’s instant messaging (IM) client is at risk, eWeek noted the company said.
AOL Mail offering unlimited storage, integrated chatting
Webware, June 7, 2007
A chatting pane will appear within the screen to display contacts from Mail and AIM, which remains the world's most popular instant messaging service.
This is Availabot (Schulze & Webb)
Wired News, June 7, 2007
Availabot makes it easy to see when a particular friend of yours is available for instant messaging, even when you’re not sitting in front of your computer. Rather than showing up on your screen, it shows availability as a physical object in the world.
Case Study: BT
VNUNet.com, June 7, 2007
As with other unified communications systems, Exchange Server 2007 merges multiple voicemail and messaging systems across the group and cuts costs by providing a unified inbox for all calls, email and instant messaging (IM) sessions.

Kupass.com Announces the Launch of Its New Ku-messenger ...
Market Wire, June 6, 2007
Launched in January 2007, the website is a stand alone web portal that aggregates a comprehensive array of web applications such as free personal e-mail accounts, internet navigator, browser, video posting, music sharing, and instant messaging.

Collanos Collaboration Software Simplifies Teamwork
eWeek, June 6, 2007
As an Eclipse-based application, Collanos Workplace 1.1 requires a JRE (Java runtime environment) to operate. For Windows, we had to install the JRE separately, but the Linux version came bundled with a JRE of its own.We could also can engage in discussion forums within the work space, post notes and send instant messages.

Messaging Techniques Spawn new Security Policies
SearchSecurity.com, June 6, 2007
She noted that messaging technologies are converging, with people using instant messaging (IM), Web mail and blogs to communicate. On the Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) side alone, Skype, IM, videoconferencing and chat programs are being used in combination.

IM Tool heats up Market
Xinhua, June 6, 2007
China Mobile Tuesday formally launched an instant messaging (IM) commercial service under its own brand and moved into a market dominated by Microsoft's MSN division and Hong Kong-listed Tencent Holding Ltd.

Microsoft India Plans Low-Cost Solutions
Rediff, June 6, 2007
The Microsoft Office Communicator Mobile is the most recent product developed and is aimed at providing integration of mobile applications with enterprise-grade, real time collaboration such as secure instant messaging, presence awareness and integrated voice over internet protocol telephony.

ViewSonic: Share your Life in Black or White
Scoop.co.nz, June 6, 2007
The glossy black VX2255wmb and glossy white VX2255wmh displays provide users with a multifunctional monitor designed for today's digital lifestyles and ideal for video conferencing, instant messaging or talking to friends and family on VOIP, without the need to have a separate webcam and microphone.

Microsoft Unveils New Version Of Web Conferencing Service
CNNMoney.com, June 5, 2007
The new version of Live Meeting will be made available in the fall, as will a related product - Microsoft Office Communications Server, which allows companies to host their own conferences. Together, the products are key to Microsoft's strategy to integrate real-time communications such as Web conferencing, instant messaging and voice, much as Microsoft's word processing, email and spreadsheet programs work together.

CommuniGate offers Flash-based Internet Client
Macworld, June 5, 2007
Pronto offers support for e-mail access, contact management, calendaring, secure instant messaging, voicemail management, RSS feeds, photo, video and music.

SMB Telephony
ITBusiness.ca, June 5, 2007
Gone are the days where separate log-ins are required for access to messaging systems. With today's unified communications systems, access to e-mails, voice mail and fax are now readily available under a single-server system making user convenience easier. Avaya's Meeting Exchange Express is the latest audio conferencing solution to hit the small to medium business marketplace.

LogicaCMG Launches Intuitive Texting to Empower Operators for ...
USPRwire, June 5, 2007
Intuitive Texting enables operators to leverage SMS with Instant Messaging (IM) functionality and further grow SMS revenues today, while engaging in a migratory roadmap that will help them introduce innovative converged messaging services and functionality in the IMS future.

Software consolidates email, IM, and web security
ThomasNet, June 5, 2007
With consolidated content monitoring, filtering, and data security capabilities, BorderWare Security Platform offers single integrated policy to protect both inbound and outbound traffic for all communication channels. It helps reduce legal and financial risks by enforcing corporate acceptable use policies.

HBN Retains Right to Wildfire Trademark
BusinessWire, June 5, 2007
HBN, Inc. (High-Tech Broadcasting Network) and Jive Software have announced an agreement in which Jive will discontinue using the term “Wildfire” to market its enterprise communications server software. Wildfire is a registered trademark of HBN, used to market the company’s peer-2-peer communications protocol which is built into The Network Guide software.
Parlano Demos Video Calls from Within MindAlign Persistent Group ...
Web Services Journal, June 4, 2007
ORLANDO, Fla., June 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Offering a glimpse into the future of Unified Communications, Parlano this week at Microsoft Tech-Ed 2007 is demonstrating video calls launched from within the company's MindAlign(TM) 2007 persistent group chat application.
IP-PBXs: What to Look for in a Best-of-Breed Solution
Enterprise Networks & Servers, June 4, 2007
Enterprises can mix and match IP-PBX software, media gateways, PC hardware platforms, applications (voice mail, unified messaging (Microsoft entering the Unified Messaging and Unified Communications world marks a turning point), IVR, recording, billing, etc.) and IP phones from different leading vendors.
Peek Media shows Future of Technology
News 14 Carolina, June 4, 2007
Those who use instant messaging everyday should meet Meebo -- a website for IMing. “You don't need to download software or install software to IM your buddies,” said Martin Green of Meebo. “On Meedbo you can get all your buddies from all the major IM networks all in one place. The neat thing about having it on a Web site is, if you're traveling, going from home to work, if you're on vacation, you can log on to any PC, get all your IM buddies and IM away.”

DigitalFX International's VMdirect Prepares for Official Launch in ...
Earthtimes, June 4, 2007
The company develops and markets proprietary communication and collaboration services, and social networking software applications, including video email, video instant messaging and live webcasting.

Corporate IM still Lacks Security, Policies
SearchWinIT, June 4, 2007
A new Burton Group study called "Instant Messaging Security: It's Not Just Idle Chatter," slated for release June 5, said corporate use of IM is on the verge of explosive growth. But IT administrators are still grappling with how to manage what has become a ubiquitous business tool.

H3G 3 ITALIA X-SEIRES Summer Offer 5 Cents Video Mobile Internet
Assodigitale, June 2, 2007
X-Series will allow 3 customers to use Instant Messaging with Windows Live Messenger, send and read e-mails with direct access to MSN Hotmail, Google GMail...

Software Enables Global use of Skype on BlackBerry
ThomasNet, June 1, 2007
SHAPE's flagship IM+ Mobile Instant Messenger supports public and corporate IM systems: MSN/Live Messenger, AIM/iChat, Yahoo!, Jabber, ICQ, Google Talk, MySpace, Skype, Microsoft LCS, Lotus Sametime, Reuters Messaging and Oracle IM on BlackBerry, Symbian (S60, Series 80, Series 90 and UIQ), Windows Mobile Pocket PC and Smartphone, J2ME, i-mode, Palm OS and BREW.

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