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News Buzz (Updated February 14, 2008)

Nortel, Microsoft chart Unified Communications progress
ARNnet, February 14, 2008
The ICA alliance is viewed as a deep relationship heavy on joint development and product consolidation vs. more superficial multivendor interoperability and integration strategies favored by Cisco, IBM and others.
Novell Drives Open Collaboration with SiteScape Acquisition
PR Newswire (press release), February 13, 2008
Novell today announced it has acquired SiteScape, a leader in open source team collaboration, extending Novell's leadership in, and commitment to, innovative and open collaboration solutions.
Sametime and OCS Compared
ZDNet Blogs, February 13, 2008
Streamlining the user experience through software is a key element of Microsoft’s approach for unified communications, and the company has focused its efforts on developing a “person-centric” communications environment.
Neuf Cegetel Selects Italtel's VoIP Platform
Converge Network Digest, February 13, 2008
Neuf Cegetel has selected Italtel's SIP VoIP solution to expand its VoIP network and extend its range of services.
Yahoo! acquires online video platform for US$160m
Siliconrepublic.com, February 13, 2008
OneConnect is the first mobile service with an open architecture that aggregates email, instant messaging (IM), text messaging (SMS) and social networks.
Movial Launches Social Communicator with Global IP Solutions ...
PR Newswire UK (press release), February 13, 2008
Global IP Solutions (GIPS) the leading provider of high-quality VoIP media processing, today announced that Movial, the company that inspires rich, intuitive Internet experiences, has launched its Social Communicator software application utilizing GIPS' VoiceEngine(TM) technology.
Avistar Launches C3 Standard Edition to Provide Managed and ...
Broadcast Newsroom, February 12, 2008
Avistar Communications Corporation has launched a new Standard Edition of its C3 desktop videoconferencing software.
IM Watch: Digsby Merges IM, Mail and Social Networks
Instant Messaging Planet, February 12, 2008
Duplicate contacts from different IM networks are merged, and Digsby also lets users send SMS messages from IM windows, change status, log conversations and more.
ICQ and NeuStar to Deliver Interconnection for Mobile Instant ...
Earthtimes, February 12, 2008
NeuStar, Inc. (NYSE: NSR) today announced that it is working with leading Instant Messaging (IM) provider ICQ to bring increased levels of interconnection to mobile Instant Messaging users.
Atheros Provides WiFi Connectivity in Z-Com's Wireless VoIP Phones
TMCnet, February 11, 2008
Atheros Communications’ AR6101G ROCm (Radio-on-a-Chip) mobile WLAN solution was recently picked for the new Z-Com WP-520 Honey Pair single-mode Internet Protocol (IP) phone.
Microsoft Releases New Version of Its Windows Live Mobile ...
FOXBusiness, February 11, 2008
Today at Mobile World Congress 2008, Microsoft Corp announced that it is releasing a new version of its Windows Live Mobile Developer Program, enabling developers to create mobile versions of its popular Windows Live services that can be built for virtually any mobile phone independent of phone operating system.
UM Labs VoIP Security Company Announced
VoIP News, February 11, 2008
Peter Cox, an expert in VoIP, has announced his new security company, UM Labs. The company is planning to release new hardware-based VoIP security gateways, this year.
Siemens adds value-added services to its Unified Communications focus
NetworkWorld.com, February 11, 2008
Siemens Enterprise Communications recently announced significant enhancements and a new brand name - OpenScale - for its professional and managed services portfolio.
Cisco targets services sector for growth
Sify, February 11, 2008
Cisco Systems perceives ‘IT services’ as the next wave of growth for the company with the IT services and BPO companies moving towards IP-based next-generation core networks and software companies expanding their presence in India.
2008 – The Year of IBM’s “UC Elephant” 2008 – The Year of IBM’s ...
Unified Communications Strategies, February 10, 2008
However, both the technology industry and the enterprise markets will have to stop being blinded by the past in order to understand and exploit the future.
ArcSoft Demos Unified Threaded Messaging Solution on Windows ...
Business Wire (press release), February 10, 2008
ArcSoft, Inc. is showcasing its latest mobile technologies from February 11-14 at the 2008 GSMA Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain.
Aol Launches Corporate IM
TamilStar.com, February 10, 2008
This version of the instant messaging client is called AIM Pro and it comes fully equipped with free conferencing tools from WebEx Communications Inc.

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