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News Buzz (Updated June 29, 2007)

Revolutionary Mobile Communications With IM+ for Skype Software ...
American Digital Networks, June 29, 2007
SHAPE Services announced today three releases of its world-famous applications: IM+ for Skype Software for Palm and an improved version for Symbian S60, as well as the new IM+ for BlackBerry.  
BETA: CommonTime is Giving 2000 mNotes5 Beta Licenses to ...
the unwired, June 29, 2007
mNotes5 is the richest most cost effective personal mobility solution available to individuals who work with IBM Lotus Notes as their messaging system. CommonTime aim to provide the complete mobility solution to individual users like you.
CommuniGate Systems Announces Pronto! for Apple OS X
TMCnet, June 28, 2007
The Pronto! solution is designed to include such features as fully featured e-mail application; calendaring; contacts management; secure instant messaging; presence; voicemail management and calling preferences; RSS feeds and management
AOL Introduces New E-mail and IM Products
Bizjournals.com, June 28, 2007
AOL LLC has released a free, Web-based e-mail service with full instant-messaging integration into beta, which lets users simultaneously e-mail and instant message from the same application.
meebo Launches “meebo rooms, Partner Edition” to Connect People ...
Business Wire, June 28, 2007
meebo, a website for instant messaging (IM), today announced a partner-friendly version of recently-launched meebo rooms. meebo rooms are places where people can chat and view media live with IM buddies, both inside meebo.com and across the Web on their own sites.
Microsoft Plans Email, IM, Blog, and Photo Sharing Suite
iT News, June 28, 2007
Microsoft Wednesday announced plans to integrate disparate Windows Live products for instant messaging, e-mail, blog authoring and photo sharing into a single downloadable suite for consumers.
Gadu-Gadu Expands in Ukraine
Polish Market, June 28, 2007
Gadu-Gadu, the owner of the most popular instant messenger software in Poland, has launched a similar product for the Ukrainian market and the first social networking service in that country.
Instant Messaging Poised to Dominate the Enterprise
Instant Messaging Planet, June 28, 2007
At least that's the prediction being made by Gartner analyst David Smith, who is forecasting that 95 percent of employees will use instant messaging (IM) as their de facto tool for voice, video and text chat by 2013.
FaceTime Meets New Enterprise Challenge With Scalable Secure ...
PR Newswire, June 27, 2007
Offering the zero latency that IT users have come to expect from the Real Time Guardian platform with double the throughput of FaceTime's RTGuardian 1000, the new RTG 2000 addresses the challenges of managing and securing the avalanche of real-time applications being deployed on the enterprise network.
Citrix GoToMeeting Wins eLearning Guild Platinum Award
Business Wire, June 27, 2007
Citrix Online, a division of Citrix Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq:CTXS), won a Platinum Award this week for customer satisfaction with Citrix® GoToMeeting® based on results from eLearning Guild’s research on Synchronous Learning Systems.
Polycom Recognized by Frost & Sullivan for Outstanding VOIP ...
Earthtimes.org, June 27, 2007
The Polycom portfolio features multiple devices that range from affordable entry-level phones to advanced, state-of-the-art devices. Polycom IP desktop phones are deployed in premise-based environments as well as hosted ones.
Interoute Chooses Covergence’s Eclipse Session Border Controller
Business Wire, June 27, 2007
With Covergence, Interoute is able to remove these barriers and offer secure, reliable business-class VoIP, video, Instant Messaging (IM), presence and other services to business users.
Microsoft and Packeteer Introduce the iShaper
SMBedge, June 27, 2007
Microsoft Corp. and Packeteer today announced a joint product strategy to deliver the industry’s first comprehensive, Windows-based branch office IT solution: the Packeteer iShaper.
US DoD Selects Jabber to Deliver Net-Centric Collaboration Services
Business Wire, June 27, 2007
Jabber, Inc., today announced that the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA), a Department of Defense (DoD) combat support agency, has selected the Jabber Extensible Communications Platform™ (Jabber XCP™) for instant messaging (IM), low-bandwidth text chat, and persistent multi-user chat rooms for personnel across the DoD.
CircleUp Lands $3 Million to Support IM and Email Solutions
American Venture Magazine, June 26, 2007
CircleUp operates as a standalone service enhancing email and instant messaging and as an embedded service available within the sites and social networks of its partners and customers.
eBay E-Commerce Video Solution, Deployed by Infopia Search Engine ...
WebSite Host Directory, June 26, 2007
The Onstream Media collaboration, is designed to to seamlessly integrate its video web services application with Infopia's eCommerce platform.
Margin check: MySpace, social networking, ‘Manhunt 2’ and more
RCRNews.com, June 26, 2007
MySpace officially launched a beta version of its instant messaging service. The service is currently available only through a personal computer and allows MySpacers to add their network of friends.
YFonGlobal Delivers First Social Network with Click-to-Call Feature
Send2Press, June 26, 2007
YFonGlobal, a leading social networking enabler, added a high value benefit to their wyndstorm(TM) social network suite by providing the first click-to-call feature to its latest hosted social network, entitled MyGK, the private online member community tailored for The Golden Key Society.
Google Calling
Forbes, June 25, 2007
Or it could be integrated into Google's e-mail and instant messaging applications, giving users a bridge between their phones and Google's online services.
Funding, Security Top Issues for Federal IT Managers
InfoWorld, June 25, 2007
A unified communications system could include such services as VoIP, instant messaging, remote access to agency files, and mobile data or voice devices, all managed together.
Open Text Releases FirstClass Collaboration Suite 9.0
Canada NewsWire, June 25, 2007
FirstClass enhances communication within a secure networked environment with applications such as e-mail, instant messaging, calendars, contact management, workgroup collaboration, Web publishing, blogging and now archiving.
Medianet Innovations Receives 2006 Product of the Year Award From ...
Business Wire, June 25, 2007
Medianet Secure Communicator offers various features to enhance users’ experience including VOIP audio conferencing, call routing, co-browsing, desktop application and document sharing, instant messaging with no-download chat, push-to-talk capability and video conferencing.
Survey Shows Unified Communications Critical to Teleworking ...
Marketwire, June 25, 2007
Wireless laptops, mobile devices and video conferencing systems are all used by the vast majority of agencies. Nearly 50 percent of the organizations now use instant messaging.
Lotus Leaps into Social Networking
Register, June 25, 2007
IBM is the latest big company to jump onto the social networking bandwagon, via its Lotus subsidiary which has at last released its much-hyped information-sharing and community-building software, Lotus Connections.
Businesses Lack IM Security
ZDNet UK, June 25, 2007
Businesses need to address security issues related to instant messaging — a technology forecast to be the de facto method of business communication by 2012. The report advises organisations monitor, manage and archive IM data and make sure IM systems are free from malware.
Ostrich Approach to IM Doesn't Work
m-net, June 25, 2007
As the trend towards the use of Instant Messaging (IM) in the business environment grows, so too do the accompanying security risks.
Adapting to the Web 2.0 Era
Financial Express, June 25, 2007
Instant messaging is probably the next best thing to happen after email. In fact, some technology pundits even claim that IM technology will have the same effect on email as what the former had on postal snail mail years ago.
Five Mobile Messaging Mash-Ups You Really Might Want To Try
Mobile Messaging, June 24, 2007
IMified Instant Messenger Buddy- Instant messenger buddy that works accros all major IM networks, including mobile phones, and offers access to Web applications and productivity tools, notes, reminders, to-dos.

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