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News Buzz (Updated August 22, 2007)

Mobile Mashups: IBM Lotus Expeditor Software Launched
SYS-CON Media, August 22, 2007
IBM announced Lotus Expeditor 6.1.1 software – new technology designed to arm professionals with the ability to mash-up information from different sources to create just-in-time applications.
Microsoft Reveals Launch Date for Suite of Voice & Video Programs
SMBedge, August 22, 2007
Microsoft said on Tuesday that it has set an Oct. 16 launch date for a suite of products it hopes will increase its presence in the market for enterprise communications software that goes well beyond e-mail.
Jive Talks Itself into $15 Million in Funding
Channel Insider, August 21, 2007
The company, based in Portland, Ore., has 2,000 customers, including Apple, Nokia, Deloitte & Touche and Delta Airlines. Jive plans to announce on August 29 that it has received $15 million in funding from Sequoia Capital.
Verizon Business Enables Unified Communications for Voice-over-IP ...
TMC Net, August 21, 2007
To help businesses with voice-over-IP (VoIP) service more effectively manage their communications and enhance employee collaboration, mobility and productivity, Verizon Business today introduced its Integrated Communications Package.  
Bebo to add IM powered by Microsoft
BusinessWeek, August 21, 2007
The Bebo-branded IM will have limited compatibility with Microsoft's own services, consistent with a tendency for social-networking sites to build "walled" communities with restrictions on who can contact whom and how elsewhere online.
VOICECON - Microsoft, others Scramble for Spotlight
techworld.nl, August 21, 2007
Polycom Inc. introduced Polycom Unified Collaboration for Lotus Sametime and Lotus Notes, a system that lets enterprise employees launch point-to-point and multipoint voice and video conferences from within those IBM Corp. software packages.
Skype Outage brings Home Importance of having a Backup
ITBusiness.ca, August 21, 2007
An overwhelming group of people re-booted their machines within a short time frame after receiving routine patches through Windows Update, Skype said.
Microsoft and Cisco Declare Peace
IT Week, August 21, 2007
The chief executives of Microsoft and Cisco have been forced to publicly deny that increasing competition between the two companies will affect collaboration in new technology markets.
Companies Clamping Down on Messaging
FOX News, August 20, 2007
Many organizations, fearful that inside information can slip out through innumerable digital avenues, now govern precisely what employees can or cannot put into e-mails, instant messages, Web postings and even offline documents.
Communicado Delivers Converged Communications Management as a Service
TMC Net, August 20, 2007
The new Communicado Streamline(TM) Service Management Platform helps VARs, MSPs and enterprises meet the management objectives for converged communication networks supporting real-time person-to-person communications.
Skype Service Restored Late Friday
CIO, August 20, 2007
Skype announced late Friday that all users could now again log on to the voice-over-IP (VoIP) service, marking the end of an outage that affected millions and lasted more than 48 hours.
Unified Communication Enhanced for Enterprises
CXOToday.com, August 20, 2007
An integrated offering for IBM Lotus Sametime - IBM's unified communication and collaboration solution - has been introduced by Polycom, the provider of unified collaborative communications solutions.

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