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Cisco to Combine Google’s Android, UC and Enteprise 2.0
ZDNet Blogs, February 7, 2008
This demo showed contacts, calendaring todos, relevant documents to the communications workspaces, and IM interactions in a single interface.
Unified Communications market reaching turning point, says Datamonitor
Tekrati Industry Analyst Reporter, February 7, 2008
Datamonitor does not expect that there will be dramatic cuts in enterprises’ IT budgets in 2008. However, enterprises are highly likely to rethink their IT strategies after recent financial pressure and uncertainty.
Avaya addresses Communication Challenges of region's burgeoning ...
Manufacturing Business Technology, February 7, 2008
Avaya will make the most of the premier financial technology event in the Middle East by presenting one-X™ Quick Edition - an innovative peer-to-peer phone system for locations with 20 users or less.
VoIP client Software adds Roaming, Yahoo and AIM Messaging
WindowsForDevices, February 6, 2008
Fring version 3.3 now adds instant messaging (IM) capabilities for Yahoo and AIM, as well as software that eases roaming between wireless internet service providers, according to the company.
Breaking AOL in Two
BusinessWeek, February 7, 2008
The move, the biggest structural change to AOL since it acquired Time Warner, will let AOL focus more fully on its faster-growth advertising business. It could also presage the sale of one or both pieces of AOL.
Digsby Invites: Centralize Email, IM, Facbook and MySpace
Mashable, February 6, 2008
Digsby is an upcoming profile aggregator that works as a desktop application that lets you stay abreast of your IM buddies, your email inboxes, and your social networking accounts.
Slide to Launch New Applications on MySpace
CNNMoney.com, February 6, 2008
Slide, the world's largest personal media company, today announced that it will launch several new applications, including Slide FunWall and Slide SuperPoke, on MySpace, the world's most popular social network.
Cisco, iSkoot To Link VoIP To Wireline Networks
InformationWeek, February 6, 2008
Mobile software from iSkoot reported Wednesday that it has achieved carrier-class interoperability with Cisco (NSDQ: CSCO), enabling the firms to integrate VoIP features in the networks of several international mobile phone operators.
QED Connect's New Instant Messaging Management Software Solves ...
Market Wire (press release), February 6, 2008
IM Manager records and archives all IM conversations taking place on company computers, laptops and wireless devices anywhere in the world.
IBM, Cisco, Nortel Expand Telephony Deals
CertCities, February 5, 2008
Big Blue will now offer Lotus Sametime through direct and indirect Nortel and Cisco sales channels worldwide.
Software Brings rich Media to Unified Communications.
ThomasNet Industrial News Room, February 5, 2008
Requiring no additional network capacity, Avistar C3 (Converge, Communicate, and Collaborate) delivers videoconferencing, voice, and collaboration capabilities for desktop or mobile devices.
The benefits and Challenges of Presence within Unified Communications
SearchVoIP, February 5, 2008
Unified messaging brings all of these forms of communication together, but the problem has always been in knowing which communications mechanism is best suited to a specific instance.
Zimbra adds Offline Access, Instant Messaging
ZDNet, February 4, 2008
Zimbra, which Yahoo acquired in September 2007 for about $350 million in cash, is rolling out Zimbra Collaboration Suite 5.0 (ZCS 5.0) this week. The new version supports Microsoft Outlook 2007, and BlackBerry Enterprise server and J2ME for mobile users.
Microsoft-Yahoo Deal May Benefit Alibaba.com But Hurt Baidu
CNNMoney.com, February 4, 2008
A Microsoft-Yahoo combination may benefit Hong Kong- listed Alibaba.com (1688.HK) but could heighten competition for China's leading search engine Baidu.com Inc. (BIDU), analysts said.

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