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News Buzz (Updated July 20, 2007)

Xandros Buys Scalix
Inquirer, July 20, 2007
DARK HORSE of the business Linux market Xandros is buying Scalix, one of the better-known Linux messaging vendors.
Softphone Enables Unified Communications over 3G and WiFi.
ThomasNet Industrial News Room, July 20, 2007
Enterprise-class unified communications PC and PDA application, Nuvoiz Communicator v1.5, incorporates critical VoIP, presence, IM, and real-time collaborative features to help SMB employees stay connected to office and co-workers when traveling.
Why unified communications bring out the best in VoIP
ZDNet Asia, July 20, 2007
But by most definitions, UC refers to the ability to integrate different types of communications -- including voice mail, e-mail, faxes, instant messages, and video conferencing -- into one common interface and/or repository.
Information Anywhere Mobile IM
Server Watch, July 19, 2007
A new addition to the vendor's Information Anywhere Suite, Information Anywhere Mobile IM extends Enterprise Instant Messaging platforms for use on mobile, handheld devices; including those based on Windows Mobile, Palm OS, BlackBerry OS, or Symbian.
Google's Postini Buy should Boost its On-Demand Plans
Computer Business Review, July 19, 2007
Content Postini provides secure electronic communications for email, instant messaging, and the web.
Firefox, IE Execs Spar Over Vulnerabilities
PC World, July 19, 2007
This week, other security researchers said a similar problem involved IE and the "aim" protocol used by Trillian, a multi-service instant messaging program, or for that matter, any AIM (America Online Instant Messenger) client.
Coversant Launches Messaging Client, SoapBox Communicator, on ...
American Digital Networks, July 19, 2007
SoapBox Communicator tightly integrates with a Facebook user's current friends list to create instant networks for collaboration.
Instant Messenger Protection Can Save Businesses Millions of Dollars
Emediawire, July 19, 2007
Imagine combining the convenience of email with phone conversations and you have instant messenger (IM) applications such as AIM, Google Chat, and many others.
TOPKAT Group Picks iMAN, Inc. as 'Top Gun' of MobileData
DMN Newswire, July 19, 2007
iMAN has created a revolutionary real time communications service that runs across all platforms, all carriers, and can take any information from the web and make it accessible and operational via your cell phone, PocketPC, Blackberry or Smartphone.
Can You Hear Me Now? Unify Your Communications
Small Business Computing, July 19, 2007
UC solutions tackle various subsets of this complex problem. Some concentrate on consolidating phone and VoIP channels. Some focus on merging electronic channels like e-mail, IM and fax.
IMSafer Introduces New Features
TechWeb, July 19, 2007
IMSafer's enhanced user interface has been redesigned based on customer feedback regarding the ease of access to information alerts about their children.
Helio Continues to Lead Mobile Social Networking with New MySpace ...
TMC Net, July 19, 2007
HELIO LLC announced today the launch of an enriched version of MySpace on Helio that delivers the fastest and most robust mobile MySpace experience on the market.


GoPets with Virtual Companions on Windows Live Messenger
RushPRnews.com, July 19, 2007
The relationship between Microsoft and GoPets Ltd. brings about the unique integration of a virtual world into an instant messaging (IM) service.
MySpace Partners with Microsoft in China
What PC?, July 19, 2007
MSN's instant messaging service is popular among better-educated white-collar workers in China, despite having a relatively small share of the overall market.
Qire Claims Instant Impact in Calls Trade
Southport Visiter, July 19, 2007
The Queen Square-based firm’s intelligent voice messaging (IVM) technology has taken the market by storm. With no other company currently offering this technology, Qire has received a high level of interest from businesses across a wide range of industries.
Chinese Inter usage hits new heights
Variety Asia, July 19, 2007
The survey showed that 76% of Internet users get information from Web news and search engines, nearly 70% use instant messaging and 55.4% send email.
Low Cost Google Office Tools Gain Traction
SmartOffice, July 19, 2007
According to Google Australia and New Zealand, around 1000 Australian organisations have registered for the suite of webmail, scheduling, instant messaging, VoIP and web-page creation applications, and a number of local corporations are also trialling the product.
Microsoft Introduces Windows Mobile 6 In India
EFYTimes, July 18, 2007
Microsoft Corporation India Pvt Ltd has launched Windows Mobile 6, the latest version of its mobile software platform in India. The new platform delivers to the small screen a rich experience that meets the needs of work and life while on the go, all with a single device.
Stay in Touch with your Friends all Day with i-mate JAMA and ...
ArabianBusiness.com, July 18, 2007
The i-mateTM JAMA perfectly combines ease-of-use with a very light and extremely compact design and the Instant Messenger Mobile allows you to stay in touch all day with your friends and colleagues while on the move.  
j2 Global Announces Online Provisioning for Virtual PBX Solutions
Business Wire, July 18, 2007
j2 Global Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ:JCOM), the provider of outsourced, value-added messaging and communications services, today announced online, automated account setup and administration for its Virtual PBX services, eVoice ReceptionistTM and Onebox ReceptionistTM.
Web 2.0 needs Adobe
InfoWorld, July 18, 2007
CommuniGate Pro uses standards-based technology to manage VoIP telephony, voice mail, instant messaging, electronic mail, and conferencing.
SecureServ gets IM FaceTime
ARNnet, July 18, 2007
The US-based vendor provides end-to-end security management around Instant Messaging (IM), Skype and P2P file sharing through its flagship product, FaceTime Enterprise Edition.
Critical IM bugs Hit Yahoo, Trillian
Computerworld Singapore, July 18, 2007
Security researchers Monday disclosed critical vulnerabilities in two popular Windows instant messaging clients, Yahoo Messenger and Trillian.
Microsoft sets Date for Xbox 360 Chatpad
iT News, July 18, 2007
The device connects to the base of the controller allowing users to access the console's instant messaging features without having to resort to the rather clumsy onscreen keyboard.
Telespree Awarded Patent on Instant Wireless Activation and ...
PR Newswire, July 17, 2007
The patent covers an automated solution that uses existing wireless network messaging infrastructure and protocols to activate and provision a wireless device on existing wireless networks.
Sybase iAnywhere Delivers Important Advances in Mobile Enterprise
SymbianOne, July 17, 2007
Information Anywhere suite offers the most comprehensive support for extending enterprise email systems and IM platforms across the broadest range of mobile devices and smart phones.

Cisco delights customers
Computerworld Malaysia, July 17, 2007
Cisco did the best in responding promptly to problems or within the service level agreement, where more than 72 per cent of customers gave it a score of seven and above.

Microsoft says get cracking on collaboration deals
CRN Australia, July 17, 2007
Microsoft is urging partners to drum up interest in unified communications by positioning the combination of Live Communication Server 2005 and Exchange as a solution that customers can deploy today.

Twitter's a Preview of Unified Messaging to Come
Instant Messaging Planet, July 17, 2007
At the moment, though, it's conspicuous that Twitter can only be used with, Gtalk, Jabber and LiveJournal – not the most mainstream of networks.

Microsoft unified communications overwhelms IT managers
SearchWinIT.com, July 17, 2007
Microsoft's unified communications strategy also encompasses Exchange Server 2007 unified messaging, which integrates with OCS, communications client Office Communicator 2007, Office Live Meeting and audio and video collaboration.

Apple's Got Lots of Bugs to Squash With First iPhone Update
PDAstreet, July 16, 2007
So, in addition to multimedia messaging, instant messaging, flash and Java for Safari, video taking, cut, copy and paste, etc. possibly coming to the iPhone through a series of iTunes-delivered updates, we should also see a number of subtle and not-so-subtle bugs being squashed. Let’s hope that first firmware upgrade arrives soon.

BeeJive Multi-protocol IM client available on iPhone
iPhone FAQ, July 16, 2007
The iPhone version of JiveTalk already lets you sign on to multiple IM networks at one time through one interface. Currently, it supports AIM®/iChat, MSN®, Yahoo!®, GoogleTalk®, ICQ®, and Jabber.GoogleTalk®, ICQ®, and Jabber.

Early Yoomba Users say the Service Spams Contact Lists
PC World Magazine, July 16, 2007
Launched on Thursday, Yoomba is a free, peer-to-peer service that lets any e-mail address owner place a VOIP call or begin an instant-messaging session with any other e-mail address, whether or not the recipient is also a Yoomba user.
Microsoft's Partners on Red-Carpet Ride
San Jose Mercury News, July 16, 2007
The company was displaying a new headset that integrates with a Microsoft Outlook instant-messaging service that lets people take calls up to 300 feet away from their desk.
Companies Worldwide Embrace Microsoft and Nortel Communications ...
WebWire, July 16, 2007
Indiana University, one of the largest universities in the United States, is deploying Nortel’s Communication Server (CS) 2100 and a beta version of Microsoft® Office Communications Server 2007 to improve desktop productivity.
LignUp Debuts New VoIP-Enabled Mashups With Intel, Amazon, and ...
Business Wire, Jul y 16, 2007
LignUp and Intel Corporation will jointly conduct a Mashup University class teaching developers how to create instant, interactive mobile alerts through mashups of voice, rich media, and SMS messaging.
MySpace and TOKYOPOP Team Up to Premiere Four New Shows
Anime News Network, July 16, 2007
MySpace and TOKYOPOP are strategically launching a TOKYOPOP-branded profile (http://www.myspace.com/tokyopoptv) to host and deliver the shows to create a unique one-on-one relationship with MySpace users.
CommuniGate Pro Gives Apple Users Complete End-to-End Unified ...
Designer Today, July 16, 2007
The company's new Pronto! Dashboard brings together all forms of Internet Communications -- from e-mail and IM, to chat, rich media, and groupware -- in a sleek, fast, easy-to-manage, intuitive user interface.




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