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News Buzz (Updated April 25, 2008)

Yahoo’s New Social Strategy
eFluxMedia, April 25, 2008
The new direction searches for new advertising opportunities, as the site is going to host applications from other online services turning Yahoo into one of the biggest social hubs on the web.
BigString releases IM for the Paranoid
CNET Blog, April 24, 2008
BigString just released "Self Destructing Instant Messaging," a plug-in for AIM that lets you convert an ordinary IM discussion into one where the messages literally vanish from the screen moments after they are sent.
IQ Services Adopts New Corporate Logo
Business Wire (press release), April 24, 2008
"The new logo is a reflection of how IQ Services has modernized not only its services business over the years, but also the entire industry," said IQ Services' President and CEO, Jim Jenkins.
Gartner: Unified Comms is not about Saving money
ZDNet Asia, April 24, 2008
Gartner surveyed 300 organizations and found that the mostly enthusiastically touted benefits of unified communications (UC) deployments had been in improved employee collaboration, productivity and customer service.
IDC's Inaugural Unified Communications Summit Set for June
Trading Markets (press release), April 24, 2008
IDC has announced plans for the inaugural Unified Communications Summit, taking place June 10 at the New York Marriott Downtown in New York City.
Instant Messaging Functionality for iPhone, Apple patent
Palluxo!, April 23, 2008
A recent patent filing titled “Portable Electronic Device for Instant Messaging ” indicates that Apple is getting closer to adding its own instant messaging client to the iPhone.
OpenACircle.com Touts Free Team Collaboration
eWeek, April 23, 2008
OpenACircle aims to be an easier collaboration application than IBM Lotus Sametime or Microsoft SharePoint, allowing users with some experience with Web 2.0 apps, such as blogs, wikis or even Google Gadgets, to set up quick meetings on the fly.
Infosec: Three-quarters of firms block IM
VNUNet.com, April 23, 2008
Nearly three-quarters of UK companies block access to instant messaging services, according to an IT security firm.
Advanced Messaging in Pipeline
ITWeb, April 23, 2008
According to The Swazi Observer, Swazi Post, a division of Swaziland Post and Telecommunications Corporation (SPTC), will soon provide advanced technological message sending facilities for mostly rural communities.
Facebook lets everyone in on the Conversation
Siliconrepublic.com, April 23, 2008
All Facebook users around the world can now use the social networking site’s integrated IM (instant messaging) chat application, with the site made the service available without so much as an official announcement.
Tata Communications Introduces Global Suite of Security Services
Business Wire (press release), April 23, 2008
Tata Communications (NYSE:TCL), a leading provider of the new world of communications, announced today the launch of a robust suite of security services designed to protect the applications, IT systems and networks that power its customers’ critical business infrastructures.
Forget Google's 20% Jump, Baidu UP 78% In Month
Search Engine Watch, April 23, 2008
While Google made back some of their recent drop in value, it is the 78% rise in Baidu over the past month that is truly impressive.
Siemens vs. Microsoft: Round Two
ZDNet, Apr 21, 2008
Siemens announced today two new UC-enabled Contact Center packages based on OpenScape UC Server, and a new Voice Portal solution. The products will be available June 30, 2008.
The Skype’s the limit with new VOIP rates
Siliconrepublic.com, April 22, 2008
While the Skype package for those in the US allows users to make these cheap calls to both landline and mobile phones, European Skype users for now can only avail of landline calls.
McAfee, Inc. Announces World's Fastest Network Security Suite
Trading Markets (press release), April 22, 2008
McAfee Total Protection for Network includes the McAfee M-8000 Network Security Platform, formerly known as IntruShield and the McAfee Content Security Blade Server, announced separately today.
MetroPCS Launches ChatLINK
Computer Business Review, April 21, 2008
MetroPCS Communications has introduced ChatLINK, a new Push-To-Talk feature that enables its customers to link up and chat with their friends and family across different networks at the same time.
Apple files for iPhone Instant Messaging Patent
tuaw.com, April 21, 2008
AppleInsider also reports that this service could be used as a substitute for MMS (multi media messaging) which the current iPhone is lacking.
kype Announces Unlimited Long-Distance Calls to over a Third of ...
Business Wire (press release), April 21, 2008
The new subscriptions signal the first time Skype has offered a single, monthly flat rate for international calling to landline numbers in 34 countries.
MySpace Introduces Community Builder Platform for Advertising ...
Business Wire (press release), April 21, 2008
MySpace, the world’s most popular social network, today announced the beta launch of the Community Builder advertising platform.
Azaleos adds Messaging Security to managed Microsoft Exchange Service
CTR, April 21, 2008
Azaleos Corp., a managed Microsoft Exchange services company, announced last week ProtectXchange, a new email security offering available under its OneStop brand of Managed Microsoft Exchange services.
Avaya's small biz phone ploy makes unified communication easy
ITBusiness.ca, April 21, 2008
To Avaya, Unified Communications means tying together the office, cell and computer-based soft phones.
Siemens Announces New OpenScape(R) Contact Center Solution for the ...
PR Newswire (press release), April 21, 2008
Siemens Communications, Inc. today introduced the OpenScape(R) Contact Center, a comprehensive voice, unified communications and customer interaction software solution designed to work with virtually any existing telephony environment.
Baidu Brewing Plans To Enter Online Games Market
ChinaTechNews.com, April 21, 2008
Following its recent entry into the instant messaging market, Chinese search engine giant Baidu.com (BIDU) now turns its eyes to the computer games market.

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