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News Buzz (Updated January 11, 2008)

The World's Ultimate IP Communications Conference is Almost Here!
TMC Net, January 11, 2008
Overall the ITEXPO is an event with an educational program that teaches enterprises, SMBs, and Government Agencies how to select and deploy IP-based voice, video, fax, and unified communications.
BCS Adds Worksmart Hosted VoIP Services
TMCnet, January 11, 2008
Business Communications Solutions (BCS) has added Worksmart, a product of PanTerra Networks, hosted VoIP services to its selection of communications tools available at low cost.
IM, chat and P2P Network Attacks up in 2007
IT PRO, January 11, 2008
New figures released today have found they were five unique instant message (IM) and peer-to-peer (P2P) virus attacks on enterprise networks a day in 2007.
Security Threats in SIP, VoIP Environments
TMCnet, January 11, 2008
EW: One of the most exciting market changes in 2008 will be the use of presence technology, expanding from the boundaries of instant messaging and including other communication modes such as mobile phones, hard phones at work and office, soft phones, etc.
 Voice Mobility Adds Unified Communication Specialists to ...
CNNMoney.com, January 10, 2008
Voice Mobility International, Inc., a Vancouver-based developer and provider of carrier and enterprise enhanced messaging solutions, today announced the addition of two sales professionals to increase channel partner acquisitions and sales to enterprise customers.
EQO's Symbian Beta Program - compatible with all major IM services
SymbianOne, January 10, 2008
EQO (pronounced “echo”) is a FREE application that brings free instant messaging, cheap calling and cheap texting to your mobile phone.
Skype's mobile dreams
ZDNet, January 10, 2008
Internet-calling software provider Skype sees the mobile market as the next frontier for its service, but economic realities in the voice market--coupled with mobile operators who feel threatened by Skype--could put the kibosh on large-scale adoption for some time to come.
The Cordless Phone is reborn for the IM era
Reg Hardware, January 10, 2008
CES VTech has catapulted the cordless home phone into the 21st Century. It’s unveiled the LS6117, which boasts a full Qwerty keyboard and instant messaging capabilities.
2007: Year of the M&A
CXOToday.com, January 10, 2008
With this acquisition the hosted web conferencing market has just gotten more competitive.
VoIP and Convergence in 2008 will see VoIP over 3G wireless and more
NetworkWorld.com, January 9, 2008
Unified applications (our term for the next big thing after unified communications) will move forward slowly as ordinary business processes, IT applications, and the enterprise telephony system become more and more integrated.
Social.im: The Instant Messaging Service For Facebook
TechCrunch, January 9, 2008
If you don’t mind installing one more instant messaging client on your computer, and you happen to be a heavy Facebook user, check out social.im.
Gmail, Hotmail, Yahoo and MSN Scramble as Woomail Launches Email ...
PR Web (press release), January 9, 2008
Google's Gmail, Yahoo and Microsoft have all been scrambling to improve email user safety with very little success. With the launch of Woomail's enhanced security instant mail platform, these industry players will soon be playing catch-up.
What is VoIM or Voice Over Instant Messanger?
American Chronicle, January 9, 2008
VoIM, Voice over Instant Messenger, is a relatively recent development that allows people to have voice-based conversations through text-based instant messaging programs.
FaceTime Releases IM and P2P Malware Findings for 2007
Reuters, January 8, 2008
Attacks on these private networks have more than doubled in share since 2003, rising from seven percent of all IM attacks to 15 percent in 2007.
A New Wave of Unified Communications Software from Microsoft
TMCnet, January 8, 2008
Microsoft aims to put “people at the center” with its unified communications and Voice over IP (VoIP) software that promises to revolutionize the way people communicate.
The Future is simple for Yahoo, says CEO
ComputerworldUK, January 8, 2008
Yahoo CEO Jerry Yang has said Yahoo's goal for being users' Internet home page is to keep it simple, and his pared-down first-time CES keynote appearance as the company's top executive reflected that.
UC Solutions Can Help Contact Centers Succeed with Quality ...
TMCnet, January 7, 2008
Based on the popularity of unified communications solutions, it makes sense that this technology would be applied to the contact center as well as in other industries.
Enterprise IM: Reality or Myth?
Intranet Journal, January 7, 2008
IM gained its popularity on the Internet as another one of those social widgets that allow users to instantly connect with anyone regardless of location.
VTech(R) Launches Instant Messaging Cordless Phone at 2008 CES
Reuters, January 7, 2008
Leading cordless phone manufacturer VTech(R) Communications, Inc. (a wholly-owned subsidiary of VTech Holdings Ltd.), today introduced the IS6110 – the only cordless phone system to offer a full-QWERTY keyboard along with IM and instant voice (peer-to-peer calls) features.
Skype Expands Mobile Strategy at 2008 International CES
WELT ONLINE, January 7, 2008
Today, at the 2008 International Consumer Electronics Show, Skype is setting conversations free and making them mobile with its announcement of support for a wide variety of new wireless devices and accessories.
D2 Technologies Unveils Industry's First Embedded Mobile ...
Reuters, January 7, 2008
D2 Technologies, the market leader in software platforms for IP communications, today introduced the industry's first embedded mobile convergence software to power the next generation of converged multi-mode mobile communications devices.
Research and Markets: VoIP is Now Accepted by Businesses as the ...
Reuters, January 7, 2008
VoIP is now accepted by businesses as the way forward for voice infrastructure; whenever a new system is required, both in-house and hosted VoIP solutions will be considered.
IP Growth Gives New Life to Unified Communications, Report Finds
Earthtimes, January 7, 2008
Unified Communications: Vendors Think Vertical examines the unified communications market, providing an in-depth examination of what unified communications is and key features of its offerings.

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