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News Buzz (Updated April 11, 2008)

Nortel goes open Source for Unified Communications
Computerworld Australia, April 11, 2008
SCS500 is based on the open-source SIPfoundry sipXecs project, and will work with either Microsoft Outlook and Exchange, or IBM's Lotus Notes and Domino.
SMEs jump on UC bandwagon
What PC?, April 11, 2008
If there are solutions that can be managed by SMEs for these technologies, it is therefore only logical that there be the same for UC.
Fierce battle rages over Yahoo/Microsoft deal
San Francisco Chronicle, April 11, 2008
Microsoft Corp.'s takeover bid for Yahoo Inc. has yet to succeed, but that hasn't stopped preparations for what would be the next step - the regulatory battle.
AOL-Yahoo combo wouldn't change much for users
USA Today, April 11, 2008
A combined Yahoo/AOL could make their instant-messaging programs interoperable — letting users of Yahoo communicate with AIM users and vice versa, something they can't do now, says Greg Sterling, an analyst at Sterling Market Intelligence.
How to Launch a Plan for Unified Communications and Collaboration ...
eWeek, April 10, 2008
Unified communications and collaboration are not new technologies. Rather, they are ways to get more bang out of existing communications and data channels—to squeeze more value out of everyday interactions among people.
Avaya's small Business Phone Ploy
NetworkWorld.com, April 10, 2008
To Avaya, Unified Communications means tying together the office, cell and computer-based soft phones. If you can talk through it, Avaya can hook it up to your office system.
Cisco Partner Summit: Networking Giant looks to redefine Software ...
ARNnet, April 10, 2008
Speaking at the company's annual Partner Summit, vice-president of software, Don Proctor, said the new wave of collaboration was being driven from the bottom up.
Jive's Clearspace 2.0 - Facebook for the Enterprise
CMSWire, April 9, 2008
Not only did they announce the release of Clearspace 2.0, their social productivity software, they also announced their acquisition of Jotlet, a web 2.0 social calendar solution, to be integrated into Clearspace in the future.
USA TODAY Launches Instant Message News Alerts and Search Function
PR Newswire (press release), April 9, 2008
Available initially to users of AOL's AIM service, the largest instant messaging service in the U.S., users will be able to search current and archived USATODAY.com headlines and set up real-time news alerts via instant message.
Nortel Unified Communications Let InterContinental San Francisco ...
Web Services Journal, April 9, 2008
Voice over wireless LAN handsets allow staff to respond quickly to guest requests from anywhere in the hotel without incurring cell phone charges.
Alcatel-Lucent offers Web-Conferencing for North Africa SMBs
Computer Business Review, April 9, 2008
Alcatel-Lucent has introduced conferencing and collaboration software for the SMB market in North Africa. Implemented with its business server Omni PCX Office, it said My Teamwork Office Edition will enable businesses to run audio and web conferencing events.
IBM Pitches Mashup Suite to 'Enterprise 2.0'
InternetNews.com, April 8, 2008
IBM plans to announce today a new multi-tiered mashup portfolio for companies to create new business applications cobbling together data drawn from disparate sources.
IKANO and Google Collaborate to Offer Google Apps Email and ...
PR Newswire (press release), April 8, 2008
IKANO Communications Inc., the nation's leading aggregator of ISP services, announced today that it is teaming up with Google to deploy Google Apps(TM) -- Google's web-based platform for communication and collaboration.
New Solutions to Support Unified Communications
CXOToday.com, April 8, 2008
In addition to Microsoft Exchange Server, MessageStats can now report about Office Communications Server 2007, via a new report pack.
LOOPHOLD Launches New Archiving Features with Barracuda's IM solution
ITWeb, April 8, 2008
The Barracuda IM Firewall incorporates IM servers with public IM traffic monitoring, IM archiving and policy management technologies.
Jive Adds Web 2.0 Rhythms to New Enterprise Collaboration Software
TechNewsWorld, April 7, 2008
The newest iteration of Clearspace enables users to share information and connect with coworkers and business partners in order to increase communication and workplace productivity.
Facebook Makes Elitist IM Launch
Red Herring, April 7, 2008
Facebook, the Palo Alto, California, social-networking web site, launched its much-anticipated chat application to a limited number of users over the weekend.
Brightcove Announces Distribution Partnerships With Bebo, Meebo ...
PR Newswire UK (press release), April 7, 2008
Brightcove today announced distribution partnerships with Bebo, Meebo, RockYou, Slide and Veoh, giving media companies new opportunities to expand the reach of their online video, while maintaining control over their content and advertising inventory.
Facebook chat threat to Microsoft and Yahoo
PC Pro, April 7, 2008
Facebook has launched its online chat service, throwing it into direct competition with the instant messaging services from companies such as Microsoft and Yahoo.
TringMe Brings VoIP to All Phones
Techtree.com, April 7, 2008
TringMe, a Bangalore-based firm that earlier developed a VoIP service for Smart phones, has now extended its service to basic, low-end mobile phones.

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