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News Buzz (Updated March 7, 2008)

Yahoo Messenger for Vista heads to beta
CNET News.com, March 6, 2008
With its Yahoo Messenger for Vista, the Internet company has been one of the few consumer software companies to come out with a Windows Vista-specific product.
IBM To Offer 'Microsoft-Free' PCs In Europe And Russia
InformationWeek, March 6, 2008
IBM is teaming up with a pair of European system integrators to offer business computers that are free of any software made by Microsoft, a company spokesman said Thursday.
FaceTime Enhances Logging and Archiving Capabilities of IMAuditor ...
Market Wire (press release), March 6, 2008
FaceTime Communications, the leading provider of solutions that control greynets and manage unified communications (UC) in the enterprise, today announced availability of an enhanced version of IMAuditor.
Cha-Ching! AOL Cashes In (With Yahoo)
MediaPost Publications, March 6, 2008
The new features offered through AIM 2.0 support third-party chat services like meebo and eBuddy. Both companies have signed on to build interfaces, known as APIs, that let browsers and servers connect with AOL services for Web-based applications.
Unison(TM), World's First Fully-Unified Communications System, Now ...
PR Web (press release), March 6, 2008
Unison can now be downloaded for free. It is the world's first fully-unified communications system, which combines email, telephone, instant messaging and more in a single server.
Jabber Awarded Five-Year GSA Schedule Contract
Epicos.com (press release), March 6, 2008
Jabber, Inc. today announced that it was awarded a U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) contract for its presence and messaging solutions.
Search for the best VoIP Reseller Control Panel
TMC Net, March 6, 2008
The services come with other merits as well that include productivity benefits, voice quality management, operational support requirements and many more. Moreover, VoIP services allow users to experience unified communication.
iiNet takes care of business with new SMB products
iT News, March 5, 2008
iiNet plans to expand its product range over the next 12 months with a new portfolio of business-centric products, the first of which is a multi-line VoIP service for SMBs.
Avistar Leverages RADVISION Partnership to Improve Deployment and ...
PR Newswire (press release), March 4, 2008
Avistar Communications Corporation has announced additions to its C3desktop videoconferencing software for unified communications that improve interoperability with market-leading, room-based videoconferencing solutions.
Wimba Unveils New Collaborative Messaging Tool
Campus Technology, March 4, 2008
Wimba Pronto is an instant messaging and voice chat tool, part of the Wimba Collaboration Suite that also includes Wimba Classroom (a virtual classroom environment) and Wimba Create (a utility for converting Word documents to LMS-friendly formats), among other technologies.
Siemens Launches Software-only UC Platform
CIO India, March 4, 2008
Siemens is introducing a unified communications server that will ensure that its communications applications will run using a common UC server rather than each application having its own dedicated hardware/software platform.
Chat Across IM Platforms with Pidgin 2.4
Lifehacker Australia, March 4, 2008
Free, open source instant messaging application Pidgin has just released a significant new update, chock full of bug fixes and some snazzy new features
Security considerations for Unified Communications
Search Security, March 4, 2008
As it stands right now, products and mechanisms exist for securing unified communications -- but it seems to me that unified messaging security is being largely ignored.
Creating rich Internet Applications on Linux with WebKit
Ars Technica, March 3, 2008
Pidgin developer Sean Egan is working on creating a plugin for the instant messaging client that replaces that conventional message view with one based on WebKit that can even use themes from Adium.
Nasdaq-listed Baidu to offer China Instant Messaging
Trading Markets (press release), March 3, 2008
Baidu.com Inc said it will enter the instant messaging market.The leading Chinese-language search engine will call its new service "Baidu Hi."
Baidu to launch Instant Message Service
China Knowledge Online, March 3, 2008
Baidu.com Inc<BIDU>, the operator of China's most popular Internet search site, will be offering instant-messaging (IM) services to compete with rival search engines and consolidate its lead over Google Inc in the home market.
Evaluating Messaging and email Platforms
SearchVoIP, March 3, 2008
Vendors such as Microsoft and IBM have put together communication suites that include not just email, but instant messaging, social networking and collaboration tools as well.
Pidgin 2.4.0 released
TechWhack (press release), March 3, 2008
The developers behind the popular open source instant messaging client Pidgin have released a brand new version.

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