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News Buzz (Updated March 14, 2008)

‘Unified Communication no longer a Niche Technology’
Sify, March 14, 2008
Emphasising the importance of staying connected while on the move, he said: “It is no longer a niche technology, but an indispensable tool, particularly for sales and field service teams.
Open Unified Communications
Express Computers, March 14, 2008
The first generation was focused on IP networking and now we see that IP is moving more towards SIP and an open environment of unified communications (UC).
AOL to acquire Social Networking site Bebo
San Francisco Chronicle, March 13, 2008
In a conference call, AOL Chief Executive Officer Randy Falco called the acquisition a "game-changing" move, with plans to establish Bebo as the cornerstone of AOL's social media and advertising efforts.
IBM ups the ante in UC battle for big Business
FierceVoIP, March 13, 2008
IBM has upped the ante in the battle for UC dominance this week committing $1 billion to UC research, development and acquisitions over the next three years.
MUN signs out of Instant Messaging
Muse, March 13, 2008
Memorial University is beefing up their precautions to ensure that private information belonging to both students and faculty is secure, by implementing a ban on all instant messaging programs on university-owned computers.  
Yet Another UC Tool Hits The Enterprise
InternetNews.com, March 13, 2008
The new unified communication (UC) products include the SV8500 enterprise server, UC700 desktop client, UM8500 unified messaging system and the MC530 mobile client.
The Essential Guide to Open-Source VoIP
VoIP-News, March 12, 2008
With much of the technology world barreling headlong toward open-source solutions, it's no surprise that VoIP technology is moving rapidly in the same direction.
IBM: Lotus to get part of $1B investment
Bizjournals.com, March 12, 2008
Sametime Unified Telephony will combine instant messaging, collaborative web presence, voice over IP and videoconferencing under the Lotus Notes platform.
Pidgin blocks AIM in Messaging wars
SJU The Hawk (subscription), March 12, 2008
Pidgin is an open source alternative to connect with your AIM (the protocol) buddies. AIM 6 (the program from AOL) is the commercially powered client.
Microsoft, Nortel announce new UC solutions
InfoWorld, March 11, 2008
Microsoft and Nortel continued their partnership in the unified communications space on Tuesday with the announcement of four new joint UC solutions.
iPhone SDK may block Firefox, Java, background apps
Apple Insider, March 11, 2008
Conditions set out in Apple's iPhone SDK are dampening hopes of porting some highly valued applications to the handheld device -- including interpreted code, programs within programs, and background applications.
Enterprises Strongly Favoring Web Conferencing from Desktop App ...
TMC Net, March 11, 2008
The second strongest showing was for hosted Web conferencing approaches such as Cisco’s WebEx service that are procured for all enterprise end-users on a site license basis rather than purchased locally.
Earthlink VoIP Issues
VoIP-News, March 11, 2008
This time, the offender is Earthlink. Apparently, a couple with home-based businesses and an ailing father have been using Earthlink’s DSL and VoIP service since last July.
Social Connectivity as part of your Unified Communications Strategy
SearchVoIP, March 11, 2008
So UC allows seamless communications that can be delivered anywhere -- so we have more users working remotely, which means higher productivity at a lower cost.
Like Twitter, Chatterous offers Instant Chat
Seattle Post Intelligencer, March 10, 2008
At this point, Chatterous only supports Google Talk. But other instant messaging services will be added in the near future.
IBM Bets $1B on Communications Strategy
InternetNews.com, March 10, 2008
IBM executives agreed such unified communications (UC) tools are becoming "critically important" for business, particularly as work environments become more complex.
New IM-To-Call Service from Tokiva
TMCnet, March 10, 2008
Tokiva, a company calling itself "a traveler's mobile virtual network operator” has announced the immediate availability of its IM-To-Call service on its open mobile communications platform.
Cisco plans 'user-count' upgrades for small business unified ...
NetworkWorld.com, March 10, 2008
This enhancement would allow a field deployed 8 user version (desktop form factor) of the Unified 500 Series to be upgraded to the 16 user version.
BT Integrates Telephony with Web Services to Enable ''Web 2.0 ...
Earthtimes, March 10, 2008
BT today announced the availability of CallFlow, an innovative capability that allows voice and data to be combined dynamically and easily, free of heavyweight Interactive Voice Response (IVR) platforms.
Yahoo launches onePlace
TelecomTiger, March 10, 2008
Yahoo has unveiled its new mobile product called ‘onePlace’ which will enable users to manage and organise content on their phones easily.
Glo launches Global Chat Service
Vanguard, March 10, 2008
Globacom has expanded its bouquet of value added services with the launch of Afri-Chat, an instant messaging-powered service which enables users to chat with people who share their interests.
Tencent To Open New Chinese Social Networking Site
ChinaTechNews.com, March 10, 2008
Chinese Internet portal and instant messaging company Tencent has signed a strategic partnership for building and marketing a student-oriented social networking platform in China with Globe7.
SXSW: Social IM Merges Facebook and IM
Appscout, March 9, 2008
A new startup called Social IM aims to merge your social-network friends with your IM list. Currently, it's a desktop client with a corresponding Facebook app.
Lotus Sametime Celebrates 10th Anniversary With Industry Accolades
Web Services Journal, March 7, 2008
IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced that its unified communications and collaboration platform, IBM Lotus Sametime, has been named the 2008 North American Enterprise Product of the Year by leading global growth consulting company Frost & Sullivan.
A Closer Look at Siemens New OpenScape Unified Communications Server
TMCnet - March 7, 2008
“We’re also announcing OpenScape Unified Communications Applications Version 3.0,” says Urdaneta, “and we’re also announcing a brand-new OpenScape Video Portolio, which we’ll get to in a moment.”

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