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News Buzz (Updated August 31, 2007)

All-New Yahoo! Mail Gives People Worldwide More Ways To Connect
TAXI Design Network, August 31, 2007
Yahoo! Inc., announced the general availability of the new version of Yahoo! Mail, one of the world's most popular Web mail services, providing people with more ways to connect to their friends and online contacts.
IBM and Microsoft to vie For Unified Comms Market
ComputerWeekly.com, August 31, 2007
IBM has joined forces with Siemens Enterprise Communications to turn its IBM Lotus Sametime software into a product family that will include new telephony integration software.
US Lagging in Telecommuting Despite Enabling Technology Availability
IndustryWeek, August 31, 2007
Solutions and services provider Dimension Data recently announced survey results showing U.S. companies are significantly lagging behind their European and Australian counterparts when it comes to adopting and implementing flexible work environments.
Suncorp Reveals Five-Year VoIP Plan
SearchCIO ANZ, August 31, 2007
It has turned to Avaya for a nationwide, 8,000 end-point VoIP roll out and is also embracing Unified Communications by rolling out Microsoft Office 2007 with a number of collaborative tools including video, instant messaging and integrated voice.
ApolloIM Update Fixes Premature Disconnects
My iTablet, August 30, 2007
It was only the other day that we wrote about the early-beta of ApolloIM, an native instant messaging client for the iPhone, but the team behind it have already released a new version fixing one of the primary issues.
Zeacom to Demonstrate Communications Center at INTERNET TELEPHONY ...
TMCnet, August 30, 2007
This year’s event will be held September 10-12, 2007, at the Los Angeles Convention Center, Los Angeles, Calif. The event will provide a platform for many companies like Zeacom to display their latest offerings.
Microsoft to Acquire Enterprise Chat Company Parlano
TechShout!, August 30, 2007
On Wednesday, Microsoft made known that it is acquiring Parlano, a small Chicago-based technology company and with this acquisition the software giant will be adding Parlano’s group-chat software to a broad vision for integrated office communications programs
Jataayu Flies In Linux Sky
EFYTimes, August 30, 2007
Jataayu Software has integrated its popular mobile browser, wap stack and messaging technologies on Trolltech's Qtopia platform.
IM added to BT Business Email
ZDNet UK, August 30, 2007
Companies signing up to BT's Business Email package will also currently receive a free download of Microsoft's Outlook 2007 personal information-management software.
ipoque's P2P Survey to be Presented at Technology Review's ...
Newswire Today, August 30, 2007
While the 2006 survey largely focused on file sharing networks, the 2007 edition will include statistics about novel applications such as Skype, Joost, media streaming and one-click hosting.
Sun Micro sees Cell Phones Driving New Markets
Reuters India, August 30, 2007
Sun Microsystems Inc expects consumer cell phones on the Java software platform to drive demand for Sun servers in developing countries, Chief Executive Jonathan Schwartz said on Wednesday.
IM Threats Double in August
PC World, August 29, 2007
According to IM security and compliance vendor Akonix, IM worms with such bizarre names as Delf, Mimbot, MSNHorm and MSNPoopy have emerged this month, proving that IM networks are becoming a popular vehicle for hackers to attempt to break into corporate networks.
Nortel Government Solutions, TANDBERG Federal Offer Collaboration ...
CNNMoney.com, August 29, 2007
Joint collaboration solutions from Nortel Government Solutions and TANDBERG Federal will include presence awareness, instant messaging and Web conferencing as well as video, and will interoperate with standards-based solutions from other vendors.  
Unified Communications on the Rise
ITWeb, South Africa, August 29, 2007
About 50% of business will have employed unified communications in some form within the next two years, according to a recent DataMonitor survey.
iscoord Announces First Java™ SDK for SIP Softphone Development ...
PresseBox, August 29, 2007
It enables software developers to integrate telephony functions based on SIP 2.0 into their applications. It is the first Java SDK for SIP softphone development based on Eclipse.
New Exploit Hits MSN Messenger
IT PRO, August 29, 2007
A new vulnerability has hit the MSN Messenger service, which could allow hackers to compromise the computers of people using the service.
Jataayu Showcases Mobile Browser & Messaging Clients on Qtopia
PR Leap, August 29, 2007
Jataayu Software today announced that it has integrated its popular mobile browser, wap stack and messaging technologies on Trolltech’s Qtopia platform.
Native IM Client for iPhone
iTWire, August 29, 2007
For those that prefer to avoid the hack necessary to install third-party applications on an iPhone, meebo (the multi-protocol web based IM client) has a mini version to suit the small screen.
IM Watch: Yahoo Makes IM-to-Cell Connection
Instant Messaging Planet, August 29, 2007
Yahoo is expected to announce new features for its Web-based e-mail service, including new updates that will let Yahoo mail users send instant messages or text messages to cell phones, according to industry reports.
Microsoft Set to Launch Unified Communications Products
Windows IT Pro, August 28, 2007
The three products recently completed a nearly one-year-long beta cycle. Appropriately enough, the launch will be Webcast live, so you can tune in if you don't get enough of in-person meetings in the normal course of your work.
Presence Networks Boosts Security
VNUNet.com, August 28, 2007
Unified communications vendor Presence Networks has added new functionality to its presence-based comms product Networker designed to give users enhanced security and help it to compete with Microsoft's Live Communications Server.
Interwise Positioned in the Visionaries Quadrant of Unified ...
TMC Net, August 28, 2007
Converged conferencing, instant messaging (IM) and Voice over IP are among the new generation of technologies comprising unified communications.
kajeet Selects Comverse Mobile Instant Messaging Solution
TMC Net, August 28, 2007
Comverse Mobile IM gives mobile instant messaging a PC-like IM experience that encourages immediate service adoption and usage. The service enables kajeet users anywhere, anytime to keep in touch with their IM buddies from the convenience of their mobile handsets using AOL's Mobile AIM(R) service.
NeuStar Launches ICQ Mobile Instant Messaging Solution With ...
CNNMoney.com, August 28, 2007
This partnership capitalizes on the popularity of the ICQ IM service to offer Partner Communications Ltd. a competitive advantage in the mobile market, enabling ICQ members to message each other through their mobile phones.
Presence Networks adds Sophos AV
Computer Business Review, August 28, 2007
Presence Networks, a company that offers a unified comms platform as a DIY product or a managed service, will today announce that it has added the Sophos anti-virus engine to its Networker gateway appliance to scan attachments to IM messages.
Attensa Introduces New Enterprise 2.0 RSS Feed Readers for Mac ...
PR Web, August 28, 2007
Attensa, Inc., the leading developer of RSS software for Enterprise 2.0 introduced new enterprise-quality RSS feed readers for Windows, Mac and Microsoft Outlook today.
Network General Survey Shows Growth in Unified Communications
TMCnet, August 27, 2007
The provider of IT Service Assurance solutions released the findings showing that the impact of communications applications on network traffic is poised to become even more pronounced.
iPhone Double Header: First Native IM client AND First Native IRC ...
tuaw.com, August 27, 2007
Big news today on the iPhone development front. This morning brings the release of both a native instant messaging client and a native IRC client.
Unified Communications the talk of VoiceCon Fall
NetworkWorld.com, August 27, 2007
IBM launched the next phase of its unified communication and collaboration (UC2) strategy by expanding IBM Lotus Sametime software into a product family that will include new telephony integration software.
Symantec Offers Unified Solution For Managing Information Risks
itVARnews.net, August 27, 2007
Symantec Information Foundation delivers advanced controls to safeguard companies against data loss with unified protection for e-mail, Web and instant messaging (IM).
Leading Analyst Firm Ranks FaceTime No. 1 in Enterprise Instant ...
Earthtimes.org, August 27, 2007
For the fourth consecutive year, leading IT market research and advisory firm IDC has named FaceTime Communications the market share leader among instant messaging management vendors.
Yahoo! Mail now has Email Texting Ability
TechShout!, August 27, 2007
With the new version of Yahoo Mail, users get three options for communicating with contacts via e-mail, online instant-messaging or text-messaging to mobile phone users. Users can toggle between the three, depending on what they consider as the most convenient.
IBM Turns to Siemens for Help in Taking On New Microsoft Tools
Computerworld, August 27, 2007
IBM last week announced that it will license parts of Siemens AG’s OpenScape software to add unified communications capabilities to its Sametime instant messaging and webconferencing software.
Google Gphone in Two Weeks' Time?
Techtree.com, August 26, 2007
And while not confirmed, Google is also believed to be in talks with Indian providers for offering data and content and platforms including Instant Messaging (IM) and search functions.

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