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News Buzz (Updated May 2, 2008)

MSN Messenger for Mac 7 launched
TechWhack (press release), May 2, 2008
Microsoft has now launched their Messenger for Mac 7 application. The latest release comes loaded with audio and video support.
A New Tool for Small Business: Hosted VoIP Call Centers
CIO Today, May 1, 2008
Hosted VoIP applications and services offer SMBs a way to alleviate this problem. With hosted VoIP, SMBs avoid the setup expense of buying and installing a phone system for their call centers.
A decision-maker's guide to Unified Communications
AccountingWEB.co.uk, May 1, 2008
But with the right approach, unified communications technologies can deliver quantifiable benefits in productivity, efficient remote working and cost reductions.
Yahoo! debuts Windows Vista messaging client beta
TECH.BLORGE.com, May 1, 2008
Yahoo!, maker of a popular instant messaging client among other things, has just released a new beta for Windows Vista, and there are a couple new perks that should entice instant messaging addicts everywhere.
Avaya Communications launches Hands-Free X Speech interface with ...
VARIndia (press release), May 1, 2008
The Avaya Unified Communication one-X Speech interface helps one communicate to the communication device by commanding it to perform duties like scheduling meetings, conference calls, calling people and much more.
IM malware spikes in April
Techworld.com, May 1, 2008
Instant messaging attacks leapt 162 percent in April according to security firm Akonix. The company tracked 21 new malicious code attacks over the month.
Microsoft Messenger 7 brings Bonjour support, corporate AV features
Macworld, April 30, 2008
Microsoft's Mac Business Unit (BU) has announced the release of Messenger for Mac 7, its instant messaging client. Version 7 is a free download, available from the Mac BU's website.
What's the true meaning of Unified Communications?
Reseller News, April 30, 2008
First, vendors will enhance or integrate their core application offerings such as electronic messaging, fax and voice messaging. Also expect there to be some form of instant messaging (IM).
Google may end up as winner if Microsoft buys Yahoo
San Jose Mercury News, April 29, 2008
That company's dominance in search advertising prompted Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer to go shopping and seek a tie-up with Yahoo so he could bolster his efforts against what has turned out to be one of Microsoft's toughest competitors.
RADVISION to Showcase Advanced Video Solutions and ...
Business Wire (press release), April 29, 2008
RADVISION will demonstrate multiple technology integrations with its unified communications partners showcasing the power of unified visual communications with RADVISION technology at the core.
AOL to Open VoIP APIs
Internet News, April 29, 2008
AOL said that the Open Voice APIs will allow its VoIP service to run on softphones, the software that enables computerized calling, SIP-enabled devices, as well as cell phones with Wi-Fi connectivity.
Yahoo to Outsource Messenger Phone calls to Jajah
The Associated Press, April 29, 2008
Yahoo Inc. is outsourcing the Internet telephone functions of its instant messaging program to the startup Jajah.
Actively Refused Connections...OCS+Asterisk UC Integration
InfoWorld, April 29, 2008
The goal of the Unified Communications (UC) group in the INTEROP Labs (iLabs) is seeking to delve into the intricacies of interfacing XMPP and SIMPLE based UC systems so that they can exchange VoIP calls, IM and most importantly presence.
It's still early in the game for Unified Communications
NetworkWorld.com, April 28, 2008
Unified communications adds three new elements not present with unified messaging: presence, instant messaging and mobility.
Jabber Support In iPhone 2.0?
Mac Rumors, April 28, 2008
Speculatively, it is possible that Apple may be building this functionality for enterprises running Mac OS X Server or other Jabber-based instant message servers.
IVR Technologies Announces the Release of Talking SIP 3.4
PR Web (press release), April 28, 2008
IVR Technologies, a leading software developer of IP enhanced services and real-time billing solutions, announced today the availability of Talking SIP 3.4.
Looking at Interop
InfoWorld, April 27, 2008
The other buzz phrase for the show is NAC. Now, it's important to note that we're not just talking about Cisco's brand of network access control.

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