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News Buzz (Updated June 16, 2007)

Brunei Gets PUSH E-Mail And Chat Service
Bru Direct, June 16, 2007
QQ Morange supports the most popular instant messaging network on the global market today - MSN, Yahoo and GoogleTalk. All Morange users can communicate amongs Morange friend’s community globally.
IBM New Open Client Solution for Enterprise PCs
itVARnews.net, June 15, 2007
IBM developed the new solution based on best practices it learned from an IBM internal desktop deployment, which supports open standards, and includes Lotus collaboration software products running on Red Hat's Enterprise Linux Workstation.
Free Gizmo VoIP Client Rings up AIM, MSN
Desktop Linux, June 15, 2007
With this latest update, Gizmo users now can engage in VoIP-calls with users of Gizmo, Yahoo! Messenger, Google Talk, and Windows Live, and can have IM (instant messaging) chats with users of all of those networks, as well as with users of AIM and MSN Messenger.
Raketu to Add Mobility to Web-Based VOIP
PC World, June 15, 2007
The Raketu application also allows users to view streamed IPTV (Internet Protocol television) and VOD (video on demand) channels, as well as news and information feeds. Text messaging, IM (instant message) and podcasts are among several additional features.
How IT departments are Securing Instant Messaging
SC Magazine US, June 14, 2007
Employees, from the board room to the mail room, are increasingly demanding the real-time communication capabilities of IM, forcing IT security pros to come up with plans that include IM in the infrastructure, agrees Diana Kelley, vice president and service director with security and risk management strategies service, The Burton Group.
BrightCom to Present Telepresence and Web 2.0 Technology at ...
Emediawire, June 15, 2007
BrightCom, a leading enterprise telepresence and web conferencing solution provider, will be pushing the boundaries of Web 2.0 Technology at Enterprise 2.0, The Collaborative Technologies Conference June 18-20 in Boston, Massachusetts. 
Airbus Deploys Cisco Unified Communications
Prdomain Business Register, June 14, 2007
Cisco® today announced that Airbus has completed deployment of a Cisco Unified Communications system to help improve collaboration, increase productivity and simplify its communications infrastructure, which will support 45,000 employees.
Five Enterprise 2.0 Start-Ups To Watch
InformationWeek, June 14, 2007
Enterprise 2.0 is Web 2.0 technology taken to the corporate world. Just as in the consumer Web, the goals of Enterprise 2.0 technologies are better collaboration, easier information management, and more personalized productivity.
Genesys Conferencing Targets IM and Mobile Devices
VNUNet.com, June 14, 2007
Genesys Conferencing has revealed plans to tighten integration between its online conferencing suite and various instant messaging (IM) and mobile technologies as it seeks to improve the accessibility of its software.
MegaMeeting.com Video Conferencing Allows More Students to Access ...
WebWire, June 14, 2007
Wellington College is using MegaMeeting.com’s browser based video and web conferencing software to dramatically change the way students access college and college courses.
More Users Seeing the Value of Unified Communications
IT Business Edge, June 14, 2007
Instant messaging was a close second and video conferencing was third. Eighty percent of respondents said “external collaboration” is a key benefit brought by UC, though more than 40 percent said their systems offered “low to no” integration between tools.
Microsoft’s Next Developer Platform Frontier: Unified Communications
ZDNet.com, June 13, 2007
Microsoft wants to create a set of developer tools and management tools that will enable third-party developers to write add-ons to its family of UC products. Simultaneously, Microsoft is exposing some of the application programming interfaces (APIs) that are at the core of OCS 2007, the version of Microsoft’s corporate instant-messaging/conferencing/VOIP product that is due to ship before the end of June.
Review: JiveTalk - BeeJive Scores with BlackBerry IM Client
PDAstreet, June 13, 2007
BeeJive has hit a home run with JiveTalk 1.0. It is an instant messaging (IM) program that lets you use multiple IM clients, including AOL IM, Yahoo, and Google Talk, all in one application on your BlackBerry.
ControlScan and LIVECHAT Announce Plan for Decreasing Identity Theft
SBWire, June 13, 2007
LIVECHAT, the leader in online communication technologies, announced its partnership with ControlScan today. ControlScan is a leading internet security and marketing company that secures thousands of websites and millions of transactions daily. Both companies plan to rollout a co marketing campaign to each others large customer base.
Axes Intros Handset with iTunes, Skype Streaming
Electronista, June 13, 2007
A built-in microphone and speaker let it operate as an AIM, Skype, or Windows Live phone, while the network link also serves up instant messaging through Microsoft's networks.
MySpace China Aims to Launch IM Service
Washington Post, June 13, 2007
MySpace China had invited technicians to test a beta version of an instant messaging service, which they said needed more high-end features, such as video, to attract users, Luo Chuan, chief executive of MySpace China, told Reuters on the sidelines of an industry conference.
MOBIVOX Expands to 6 Additional Countries
Finanztreff, June 13, 2007
As a mobile ASP (Application Service Provider), it bridges the gap between mobile phones, VoIP and Voice over Instant Messaging (VoIM) and effectively connects the mobile, PC, or home phone to any network. MOBIVOX brings the best of VoIP to mobile handset users around the world, allowing everyone to enjoy real savings through leveraging efficiencies possible with VoIP technology.
Dimension Data Counted among Top Finalists for the 2007 Microsoft ...
Computerworld Australia, June 13, 2007
True unified communication and collaboration means users have a single, presence-aware interface for their PC- and phone-based messaging, saving time and improving efficiency.
Internet Breathes Life into Dying Languages
New Zealand Herald, June 13, 2007
Languages at risk of extinction are appearing on blogs, instant messaging, chat rooms, video site www.youtube.com and social networking site www.myspace.com, and their presence in the virtual world carries favor with youngsters who speak them.
Nortel, IBM Sign New Technology Pact
CNS Magazine, June 12, 2007
As part of a technology agreement signed between the two companies, IBM's System i business computing platform and Lotus Sametime unified communications and collaboration platform will be converged with Nortel's suite of VoIP and multimedia technologies.
Shape Services Opens IM+ 5 For Beta Testing
PDAstreet, June 12, 2007
IM+ allows you to connect to a number of different instant messaging services, including MSN Messenger, Yahoo Messenger, AOL IM, ICQ, Google Talk, and Jabber, from your BlackBerry through a single software client.
Users Attacked by Mysterious AIM Buddies
Register, June 12, 2007
Three separate Register employees noticed the offending buddies, which show up under the "AIM Bots" portion of the AOL buddy list, carrying the names "Prof Gilzot," "sharethisdotcom," "Spleak," and "WSJ." In one instance, they appeared on a third-party Adium client that ties into AOL’s instant messaging network.
CORRECTING and REPLACING Userplane and Me.com Provide Built-in IM ...
DMN Newswire, June 12, 2007
Userplane (www.userplane.com), the premier communication platform for online communities, and Me.com (www.me.com), the leading solution provider for building branded, customizable, online communities, today announced a partnership that empowers users to create their own social networking sites with automatic instant messaging and chat.
Presidio Networked Solutions Achieves Cisco Master Unified ...
Earthtimes.org, June 12, 2007
Presidio Networked Solutions, the nation's largest independent provider of Advanced IT Infrastructure Solutions, today announced that it has achieved the Master Unified Communications Specialization from Cisco Systems.
Secure Computing Positioned in the Leader's Quadrant for Secure ...
PR Newswire, June 11, 2007
Secure Web Gateway is a solution that filters unwanted software/malware from user-initiated Web/Internet traffic and enforces corporate and regulatory policy compliance. To achieve this goal, SWGs must, at a minimum, include URL filtering, malicious-code detection and filtering, and application controls for popular Web-based applications, such as instant messaging (IM).
Apple Unveils New Leopard Server Features
PC World, June 11, 2007
Other new features include Server Admin 4, now with new file sharing and permission controls, iChat Server 2, offering secure instant messaging with services outside the corporate firewall, a new System Imaging Utility, Xgrid 2, developed for grid computing, and QuickTime Streaming Server 6 with support for 3GPP Release 6 bit rate adaptation.
Presence Networks aims to solve IT chiefs' IM headaches
VNUNet.com, June 11, 2007
Unified communications specialist Presence Networks has launched a new managed service designed to provide enterprises with a secure transport gateway for real-time unified communications.
MSU develops Emergency Communication Program
SunHerald.com, June 11, 2007
Maroon Alert is a new text-message notification allowing students and employees to receive emergency messages to their cell phones. They also may choose to use instant messaging options to receive emergency pop-up messages on their personal computers.
Gizmo Adds AOL IM and MSN Messenger Support
socalTech.com, June 11, 2007
San Diego-based SIPphone, the voice-over-IP software provider behind the Gizmo Project, said today that it has added AOL Instant Messenger and MSN Messenger support to its software. Users can send and receive messages, and view connectivity information with those instant messaging networks.
Pivot Launches Suite of Tools for Secure Real-Time Collaboration ...
Business Wire, June 11, 2007
Pivot 360° is the industry’s first “inter-enterprise” approach that allows financial services professionals to communicate, integrate and collaborate with external and internal audiences in a secure, fully compliant environment from one central location. Pivot 360° advances beyond traditional instant messaging and chat capabilities to provide a comprehensive suite of tools that tighten workflow processes, expand collaboration opportunities and streamline information management.
Startup Predicts the Death of Email
Techworld.com, June 11, 2007
According to Blomfield, email’s time has come and gone, and there is now a far better way to do things – hosted instant messaging (IM).
IBM sings Jazz Tune for App Development
InfoWorld, June 10, 2007
Instant messaging capabilities will be featured in Team Concert. To bolster real-time collaboration, IBM will offer adapters to tie Team Concert to IBM's ClearCase source code management tool and the ClearQuest work item manager.
Yahoo Patches Critical Bugs in Messenger
TECH.BLORGE.com, June 9, 2007
Yahoo has released a critical security patch for its Messenger instant messaging client to address zero-day exploits that could compromise PCs remotely, with no or minimal interaction required by the user.
IBM Offers No Charge Software Trial to Companies for Real-Time ...
WebWire , June 9, 2007
IBM today announced a no charge, 90-day trial offer of its industry leading unified communications and collaboration platform, IBM Lotus Sametime 7.5.1. Lotus Sametime features business-ready instant messaging (IM), Web conferencing, point-to-point video capabilities, mobile device support and Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) voice chat.
Unified Communications: Making It Pay
InformationWeek, June 9, 2007
Microsoft ventured into unified communications this year with the release of beta versions of its Office Communications Server 2007 and Office Communicator 2007 client, an on-premises communication system that integrates with Active Directory, presence, and instant messaging.  



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