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News Buzz (Updated September 14, 2007)

WebEx Plug-in Delivers Co-Browsing Capabilities on Yahoo! Messenger
IT News Online, September 14, 2007
WebEx, a part of Cisco providing on-demand applications for collaborative business on the Web, has introduced a plug-in for Yahoo! Messenger that enables instant messaging (IM) users to "co-browse" and view a Web site together via the IM client.
Quintum Now Certified to Enhance Support of Microsoft Communications
TMC Net, September 14, 2007
Quintum is providing a VoIP solution that simplifies connecting Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 to legacy analog telephony and modem-based devices and the PSTN, according to the company.
Free Software Brings Instant Messaging and Low Cost Calling to ...
Business Wire, September 14, 2007
With the release of Gizmo for Mobile, SIPphone becomes the first company to offer a PC and mobile phone solution with software for all major phone and PC operating systems.
Meebo Intros File Sharing for its Web-based IM Service
TMCnet, September 13, 2007
Meebo, a provider of Web-based instant messaging services, recently introduced a new feature to its platform: file transfer to IM buddies. Users can now transfer files to their IM buddies using the online Meebo IM application.
NeuStar Helps Leading UK Network Operator 3 to Launch Yahoo! Messenger
Web Services Journal, September 13, 2007
NeuStar has a longstanding relationship with 3, having implemented the rollout of 3's popular Windows Live Messenger service in August 2006.
FVC Launches Polycom's CX Range of IP phones with end-to-end ...
AME Info, September 13, 2007
FVC, a leading IT services company and the authorised value-added distributor in the Middle East and North Africa for Polycom, announced the availability of four high definition telephone devices for Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007.
Microsoft Gets MindAlign
Enterprise Networks & Servers, September 12, 2007
This acquisition comes at an important time for Microsoft, as its arch enemy in the corporate collaboration space, IBM, readies new, improved, and re-branded products under its Lotus logo.
FaceTime to Launch Unified Communications Appliance
InfoWorld, September 12, 2007
FaceTime Communications, a maker of network security appliances, announced the USG (Unified Security Gateway), one of the first devices directed at the full gamut of UC (unified communications) services, this week.
Skype Users Warned Against New IM Worm
Monsters and Critics.com, September 12, 2007
Fans of peer-to-peer Internet telephone system Skype have this been seen the unwanted appearance of a new computer worm attack that rears its ugly head in the form of a seemingly innocuous instant-messaging chat invitation.   
WebEx Delivers Co-Browsing Capabilities to the Millions of Yahoo ...
Promotion World, September 12, 2007
WebEx, the leading provider of on-demand applications for collaborative business on the web provides a WebEx plug-in for Yahoo! Messenger.
NextAlarm.com® Integrates Alarm Monitoring with Popular Instant ...
Business Wire, September 12, 2007
NextAlarm.com, The Broadband Alarm Company®, today announced that it has expanded its E-Notify alarm notification service to include support for popular instant message platforms AOL Instant Messenger and Yahoo! Instant Messenger.
Symantec Offers Unified Solution for Managing Information Risks ...
ARNnet, September 12, 2007
Symantec Information Foundation incorporates acquired IMlogic technology to secure and archive e-mail, IM and Web traffic in a single messaging solution.
Polycom Enhances Capabilities of RMX 2000 Conferencing Platform
Computer Business Review, September 11, 2007
Polycom, a provider of unified collaborative solutions, has announced new capabilities for the RMX 2000 real-time media conferencing platform for multi-point, high-definition video, voice and unified collaboration.
Is Sametime Losing Ground in the EIM Race?
Instant Messaging Planet, September 11, 2007
On paper, Sametime 7.5.1 - the latest version - boasts an impressive array of features. There's server support for Linux machines and desktop client support for Apple Macs.
IBM to Lift Lid on its OpenOffice Plans Next Week
ZDNet, September 11, 2007
On Monday, Big Blue announced that it has joined OpenOffice – a major open source project led by its rival Sun – and its initial contribution of accessibility enhancements and other code to the OpenOffice project.  
Nortel Collaborates with Baylor Medical Center to Implement ...
TMCnet, September 11, 2007
It is believed that this is the first use of instant messaging and presence on mobile devices to improve efficiency and productivity in a healthcare environment.
CommuniGate Systems Brings Enhanced Call Control and Calendar ...
Earthtimes.org, September 11, 2007
CommuniGate Systems, the leader in scalable carrier-class Rich Media Internet Communications solutions, today announced a new version of Pronto!, a sleek, easy-to-use client interface that brings together Rich Media and Internet Communications.
Windows Worm Targets Skype Users
SecurityFocus, September 11, 2007
An instant-messaging worm has started spreading to PCs running Windows by using Skype to chat up potential victims in an attempt to convince them to download and run the malicious software.
Meebo's New File Sharing Enables Transfers Between IM Networks
Wired News, September 11, 2007
Meebo, the web-based IM client, which supports a number of popular networks, has announced a new file transfer feature that allows you to share files with your IM buddies regardless of which IM network they use.
IM Worm Squirming through Skype
ZDNet, September 10, 2007
Internet phone company Skype is warning about a new piece of malware spreading through the software’s instant messaging feature.
FaceTime Expands Protection
VNUNet.com, September 10, 2007
Secure communications vendor FaceTime Communications has launched a major new addition to its portfolio of products, designed to enable firms to manage and secure their web and communications channels.
Polycom Ships RMX 2000 Version 2.0 - Conferencing Platform ...
CNNMoney.com, September 10, 2007
Today, RMX 2000 Version 2.0 enables integration with the Avaya Video Telephony Solution and IBM Lotus Sametime and Lotus Notes applications making Polycom voice and video conferencing capabilities instantly accessible within these unified communications environments....
BlueNote Takes Presence to the Next Level with New SessionSuite ...
TMC Net, September 10, 2007
Today, BlueNote announced that it is adding a new set of capabilities called Presence Service to its family of SessionSuite products.
Employees Drive Adoption of Instant Messaging, Skype and Unified ...
PR Newswire, September 10, 2007
FaceTime(R) first to deliver security, management and compliance for Web browsing, instant messaging and UC applications under a single point of control.
VoIP, unified Communications Prompt New Technologies, Threats
ComputerWeekly.com, September 10, 2007
IBM has announced the expansion of its Lotus Unified Telephony through an original equipment manufacturer (OEM) agreement with Siemens for elements of its Openscape open unified communications.
Zeacom to IPO as Unified Comms Market Sizzles
Computerworld New Zealand, September 10, 2007
Auckland-based unified communications software company Zeacom plans a public listing for the middle of next year, but is undecided whether to opt for the local or Australian bourse.

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