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News Buzz (Updated December 7, 2007)

Implementing Unified Communications
Processor.com, December 7, 2007
Implementing a unified communications infrastructure is one of the most important, yet costly, endeavors any data center manager will be forced to endure.  
meebo Partners with videoegg to Enhance Monetization on the meebo ...
Emediawire (press release), December 7, 2007
meebo, a website for instant messaging (IM), today partnered with VideoEgg Inc., the leading video ad network for online communities, to give meebo Platform application developers the ability to monetize their applications.
In-flight Email and Instant Messaging Takes Off With jetblue
DigitalJournal.com, December 7, 2007
Partnering with Yahoo and "Crackberry" maker Research in Motion, JetBlue is giving airline passengers access to email and instant messaging from the skies.
IBM expands Wesphere Portal
ITWeb, December 7, 2007
These two new accelerators provide training, development and education projects through an IBM Lotus Sametime Web conference.
Avistar Launches Reseller Program
CRN, December 6, 2007
... the capabilities of systems from IBM Lotus Sametime and Microsoft Office Communications Server to include managed videoconferencing at the desktop.
Will Microsoft Office Communication Server be your next PBX?
TechRepublic, December 6, 2007
Microsoft is initially targeting OCS 2007 at organizations that want to run OCS side-by-side with their existing PBX.
First Look: Yahoo Messenger for Windows Vista
Wired News, December 6, 2007
The look and feel of the new beta fits nicely with the default Vista theme and takes advantage of the WPF graphics subsystem in Windows Vista to display its glossy interface.
Avaya Solutions for Intelligent Communications Attain 'sipconnect ...
TMC Net, December 6, 2007
Intelligent communications solutions from Avaya Inc., a leading global provider of business communications applications, systems and services, attained SIPconnect Compliant certification from the SIP Forum…
IM threats are still very real - what are your options for protection?
NetworkWorld.com, December 6, 2007
While an increasing number of IT managers are cognizant of the consequences of doing nothing about the widespread use of consumer-oriented IM in the workplace, not enough are aware of the risks or are doing anything about it.
Voip is the Next big hack
Techworld.com, December 6, 2007
A recent Techworld news story on SIPtap, a proof-of-concept demonstrator I wrote to illustrate the problem of VoIP call eavesdropping, resulted in a flurry of postings accusing me of scaremongering.
UC Application Market to Rise: IDC Predicts
CXOToday.com, December 6, 2007
The current growth is fueled by the adoption of IP telephony in the government, banking and financial services, and services industry verticals, as well as greenfield projects in emerging markets.
IBM Lotus Sametime "webrunmenuframe" Cross Site Scripting Issue
FrSIRT, December 6, 2007
A vulnerability has been identified in IBM Lotus Sametime, which could be exploited by attackers to execute arbitrary scripting code.
Nortel Delivers Conferencing for Microsoft's LCS 2007
eWeek, December 5, 2007
Nortel Networks continued to build product momentum behind its VOIP alliance with Microsoft when it announced on Dec. 5 the general availability of its promised Multimedia Conferencing 5.0 software.
Google breaks into the AIM network
TECH.BLORGE.com, December 5, 2007
Google enjoyed a strong win for their instant messaging service yesterday when they enabled Gmail users to contact friends on the AIM network.
Microsoft Confirms New Xbox Live Silver Limits
Gamasutra, December 5, 2007
Xbox Live director of programming Larry Hryb, better known as Major Nelson, has confirmed in his popular weblog that new restrictions will be placed on Xbox Live Silver accounts, limiting access to free content on Xbox Live Marketplace by one week.
Microsoft's Persistent Group Chat Now Available as a Hosted Option ...
PR Newswire (press release), December 5, 2007
mindSHIFT Technologies, a provider of managed IT and compliance services, today announced that it will host Microsoft's persistent group chat technology known as MindAlign.
"Messaging and Collaboration Market Expected to Reach $4 Billion ...
Market Wire (press release), December 5, 2007
The latest study by The Radicati Group, Inc., "Messaging and Collaboration Market, 2007-2011," provides an in-depth analysis of the market for enterprise messaging and collaboration platforms.
Sametime, But a Different Place; IBM Tries to Top Microsoft
IT Jungle, December 5, 2007
For those of you who enjoy watching and participating in the IBM vs. Microsoft tussle for supremacy in unified communications and collaborative software, make a note of the latest IBM Lotus Sametime products hitting the streets this week.
Gmail finally gets AIM support
ZDNet Blogs, December 4, 2007
The ability to connect to AIM through Gmail is a “very big deal,” said Michael Osterman, founder of messaging analysis firm Osterman Research.
Microsoft Acquires Webfives
Computer Business Review, December 4, 2007
Software giant Microsoft has acquired WebFives, a provider of web-based file sharing service for internet and mobile videos, photos, and blogs. The acquisition is expected to enhance Microsoft's web and mobile services.
British Airways Taps Communigate For UC E-Mail
Trading Markets (press release), December 4, 2007
CommuniGate Systems, a provider of carrier-class rich media Internet communications solutions, says British Airways has chosen its CommuniGate Pro to drive communications for the company's diverse and worldwide mobile employee base.
IM Watch: Zipit Revamps Wireless IM Device
Instant Messaging Planet, December 4, 2007
Zipit Wireless Inc. has released the Zipit Wireless Messenger 2 (Z2), its new portable Wi-Fi instant messaging device.
Facetime Provides Unprecedented Visibility Into Greynets With New ...
Business Wire (press release), December 4, 2007
FaceTime Communications, the leading provider of solutions that control greynets and manage Unified Communications in the enterprise, today announced it has launched www.GreynetsGuide.com.
TMC and Fonality Partner to Launch trixcon: The Open Communication ...
Trading Markets (press release), December 4, 2007
Technology Marketing Corporation (TMC) announced today that they have teamed with Fonality, a leader in unified communications and business phone systems for small and medium-sized businesses, to launch trixCon: The Open Communication Conference this January in Miami.
Jabber, Me.dium Link Applications
techrockies.com, December 4, 2007
Jabber said today that Me.dium is using its platform to provide presence and instant messaging in its social browsing application.
IBM drags elearning and Process Management into Portal
Computer Business Review, December 4, 2007
The Learning Accelerator allows customers to offer remote training and other educational projects via IBM's Lotus Quickr and Lotus Sametime Web Conferencing software.
Carestream to use IBM Software Product
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle, December 3, 2007
Rochester-based Carestream Health Inc. has reached an agreement with IBM to sell IBM’s Lotus Sametime software with its radiology products.
Neustar and SFR Bring Windows Live Messenger to Mobile Phone Users ...
TMCnet, December 3, 2007
This partnership is to make Windows Live Messenger available to its 18 million customers in France.
Avaya Driving New Era of Business Communications
TMCnet, December 3, 2007
So, as the industry moves past the initial stage of IP-based telephony adoption, leaving behind questions about the viability of VoIP technology, the focus is now clearly on the next stage, the replacement stage.
Unified Communications a Vibrant and Developing Market, Email ...
SDA Asia Magazine, December 3, 2007
Unified Communications (UC) are high on the investment agenda as organisation’s perceive the UC market to be reasonably mature now and are more open to considering UC technologies to address increasing pressure to improve productivity and reduce cost.
Six Apart Announces New Home for Livejournal
Market Wire (press release), December 3, 2007
Six Apart, the world's leading independent blogging software and services company, today announced that SUP, an international media company, has acquired LiveJournal (LJ), the pioneer of social networking communities online….
Microsoft Launches Exchange Server 2007 SP1
CNET News.com, December 1, 2007
Microsoft on Friday launched Service Pack 1 for Windows Exchange Server 2007. Features include additions to the Exchange management console, Outlook web access and disaster recovery.
 

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