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News Buzz (Updated July 03, 2007)

Google Purchases Web Phone Service
BLOOMBERG NEWS,  July 3, 2007
Google said yesterday that it had bought GrandCentral Communications, acquiring a service that lets people use a single number for all their phones. Terms of the purchase were not disclosed.
Live Conference PRO™ Provides the Business Community with an Innovative Solution
PRWeb, July 3, 2007
Professional Global Marketing, Inc., the developers of Live Conference PRO™, goes public with their innovative, all-in-one, web-conferencing solution that fulfills online communication and business needs. With 21 easy-to-use tools for holding online meetings, Live Conference PRO™ is truly the next generation in web conferencing.
Customers Celebrate Independence with Simpler, Better Access and Collaboration Services from Citrix Online
BusinessWire, July 3, 2007
From Boston to Baghdad, High-Growth Organizations Compete As Never Before with GoToMeeting, GoToWebinar, GoToAssist and GoToMyPC. These innovative services, including Citrix® GoToMyPC® remote access, Citrix® GoToMeeting® Web conferencing, Citrix® GoToWebinar™ Web events and Citrix® GoToAssist® remote technical assistance, are available as subscription services on the Internet, and are part of a class of new online applications called software-as-a-service (SaaS).
Windows Communication Foundation
RedmondDeveloper, July 3, 2007
Do you write code that needs to communicate with other software? Microsoft's Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) is a single, unified programming model for messaging that supports all communications protocols and transports.
Always on call
Business Standard, July 3, 2007
The UC platform can work other wonders. You’re in a meeting and want to make a conference call to a customer. With just a PDA, you can access the corporate directory and click call. A conference call is established using the phone in the meeting room. During the call, if your colleagues need to exchange files, they can share data from their mobile devices.
IBM Brings Collaboration and Search Together to Enhance Enterprise Information Access
WebWire, July 2, 2007
With extensive server-side support for Lotus Domino, the new software enhances search and sharing of business-critical information like collaborative documents, presentations, specifications and other files, improving productivity and knowledge sharing. OmniFind Enterprise Edition also provides an ideal foundation for enterprise search and text analytics strategies for organizations that need to easily access all their information.
SK Telecom, Earthlink Planning $200M Injection In Helio
SocialTech, July 2, 2007
Helio is developing a youth oriented, wireless service geared tied into providing instant messaging, MySpace, and other 3G services to the US market. SK Telecom and Earthlink created Helio as a joint venture in March of 2005, saying initially that the partners would invest up to $440M in investments to get the venture off the ground.
Yahoo! Messenger Celebrates the 25th Anniversary of the Emoticon and Challenges Users to Create the Next Generation of Smiley Faces
Press Releases: PR Database, July 2, 2007
2007 marks the 25th anniversary of the emoticon, the familiar form of expression first introduced in 1982 that today has become one of the most recognized symbols in digital communication. In honor of the 25th anniversary, Yahoo! Messenger is celebrating with its Emoticontest, and inviting consumers to submit their favorite expressions to compete for the next set of emoticons. The winners’ emoticons will be featured on Yahoo! Messenger’s service worldwide.

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