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Content tagged with Unified Communications posted in June 2007
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GPLv.3: 'A Great Improvement'
News  |  6/29/2007  | 
After an unprecedented drafting process, users can modify the free software on their personal and household devices and extend compatibility with other free software licenses.
Premium Mobile Content Set To Double In Four Years
News  |  6/29/2007  | 
Content for mobile devices like cell phones will top $44 billion in 2011, more than double the nearly $20 billion that'll be generated this year, iSuppli predicted.
Can Microsoft Office Front-End Your Business Processes?
News  |  6/29/2007  | 
Microsoft is set to kick off an Office-for-business-processes strategy, focusing on composite apps called Office Business Applications, or OBAs, starting next month.
Mobile WiMax Commercial Launch Planned For Northeast Region In August
News  |  6/29/2007  | 
Horizon Wi-Fi, a well-financed startup, has installed towers in nine Northeast cities and is testing the service in each city with initial users.
Ajax Tools May Power Web Apps For iPhone
News  |  6/28/2007  | 
The developer blogger community is speculating that a handful of Ajax tools may emerge as the only entry for third parties to the iPhone, via the Safari browser window.
LogMeIn To Launch Remote Support Software For Smartphones
News  |  6/28/2007  | 
A preview is available next month initially for the Palm Treo 700w/wx.
Making Work More Like EVE Online
News  |  6/28/2007  | 
IBM ponders how enterprises can be rewired to be more like games, particularly massively multiplayer online games like fantasy-themed World of Warcraft.
Verizon Wireless Tries To Counter iPhone Frenzy With Store Stunt
News  |  6/28/2007  | 
Verizon said its stores and kiosks will stay open until 9 p.m. Friday so customers can 'test drive' and purchase any of its 18 multimedia music devices.
'Push' E-Mail Service For iPhone Pops Up
News  |  6/28/2007  | 
Visto's Mobile product includes support for Microsoft Exchange and IBM Lotus Domino.
The iPhone's Achilles' Heel: AT&T's Slow Edge Network
News  |  6/28/2007  | 
The Edge network can be painfully slow; it generally operates at between 75 and 135 Kbps.
Don't Get Greedy: Only Two iPhones To A Customer
News  |  6/28/2007  | 
Apple says customers buying the iPhone through one of its 164 retail stores in the U.S. will be limited to two on a first come, first served basis.
GM, Boeing Faced Uphill Battle To Reach Global Identity Management
News  |  6/27/2007  | 
Managers from two multinational companies share their tips on connecting employees, parts suppliers, other business partners, and outsourced software developers.
Samsung Unveils Mobile TV Chipset
News  |  6/27/2007  | 
Multistandard support means handset users will be able to choose which broadcasting services they want to use without changing their mobile application.
Intel Offers Tools, Cables For Building High-Performance Computers
News  |  6/27/2007  | 
The company revealed its Cluster Ready program and Connects Cables products at the International Supercomputing Conference in Dresden, Germany.
Google Helps Nonprofits Conquer Google Earth
News  |  6/27/2007  | 
The project also includes online forums to enhance communications and connect interested users of Google Earth with experienced developers.
Hackers Take Over MySpace Pages To Build Bots
News  |  6/27/2007  | 
Malicious code embedded in about two dozen MySpace pages downloads the dangerous FluxBot onto victims' machines.
Microsoft Plans E-Mail, IM, Blog, And Photo Sharing Suite
News  |  6/27/2007  | 
The common theme for the Windows Live suite is that all of its apps combine a rich Windows client application with Internet services that add power to those apps.
Accused Spammer To Decide Fate Of Anti-Spam Crusader
News  |  6/27/2007  | 
Cruise.com has until the end of the week to decide whether to collect $330,000 in damages for being called a "spammer" by Mark Mumma, or seek a new trial.
Google And Yahoo Add Photo Features
News  |  6/27/2007  | 
The two search engines upgrade their respective online photo services to give consumers a more integrated experience.
T-Mobile Launches Home-Based Wi-Fi Calling Service
News  |  6/27/2007  | 
The UMA-based service is aimed at consumers who have dropped or are thinking of dropping their home landlines.
Universities, Businesses Agree On Guidelines For IP, Shared Research
News  |  6/27/2007  | 
Team announces a new set of guidelines that will continue to encourage research sharing, while adding licensing terms and conditions.
Meet The People Waiting In Line For An iPhone
News  |  6/26/2007  | 
A small group of people began forming a line in New York City on Monday to ensure they'll be among the first to get their hands on an Apple iPhone.
New EarthLink CEO Says He May Use Pruning Shears
News  |  6/26/2007  | 
Huff says he will spend the next 60 to 90 days reviewing EarthLink's current lines of business, but doesn't know where the company will end up in terms of overall strategy.
IBM Makeover Pursues Personalization In Revamped Site
News  |  6/26/2007  | 
The company used fundamental techniques for improving the navigation of what is sometimes viewed as an opaque, 3 million page site.
Internet Radio Observes Day Of Silent Protest
News  |  6/26/2007  | 
The intent of the protest is to demonstrate what will be heard on July 15, the date that 17 months of retroactive royalty payments are due.
EarthLink Names New CEO
News  |  6/26/2007  | 
Rolla P. Huff has been named president and CEO of the Internet service provider, on the heels of a $30 million first-quarter loss.
European Regulators Pick Nokia's DVB-H Mobile TV Standard
News  |  6/26/2007  | 
The decision, which may require additional approvals, strengthens the move to the Digital Video Broadcast-Handheld standard, which also has strong support in the U.S.
Sun Aims High With Constellation Blade-Based System
News  |  6/26/2007  | 
In terms of density, the system designed for high-performance computing packs a maximum of 1.7 petaflops of computing power in a 48-blade rack-size chassis.
Nimsoft Offers Service-Level Monitoring Of VMware Stack
News  |  6/25/2007  | 
Besides monitoring server performance, NimBUS also can analyze business application performance from the user perspective.
Google Apps Opens Door To Migrating E-Mail Users
News  |  6/25/2007  | 
The company reports adding new business customers at a rate of 1,000 per day since it launched in February.
Cell Phone Provider Dobson May Be On The Block
News  |  6/25/2007  | 
Dobson has a customer base of 1.76 million subscribers over a mostly rural 17-state area.
Zend To Release Rapid Development Platform For PHP
News  |  6/25/2007  | 
The framework will connect the application to databases and networks, leaving developers free to concentrate on user interactions and the business logic behind them.
Cisco Dropping Iron Curtain On Web And E-Mail Attacks
News  |  6/25/2007  | 
The company will add malware- and spam-inspection capabilities to its firewalls using technology from its recent acquisition of IronPort Systems.
Boingo Offers Worldwide Wi-Fi For $39 A Month
News  |  6/25/2007  | 
"The days of per-minute charges and incremental roaming fees for Wi-Fi Internet access are over," says Boingo president and CEO Dave Hagan.
Satellite Destruction Using Google Earth And Orbitron
News  |  6/22/2007  | 
Researchers use off-the-shelf software as part of an experiment to demonstrate the vulnerability of critical space infrastructure.
Nuance To Buy AOL's Tegic Communications
News  |  6/22/2007  | 
Tegic's T9 predictive text input software will be mated with Nuance's speech and imaging software, the companies said.
Nokia Counterpunches iPhone With E-Phones For U.S.
News  |  6/22/2007  | 
Nokia says it also has 140 registered value-added resellers authorized to resell the devices to their business customers.
Google CEO Demos Apple's iPhone, But Not On YouTube
News  |  6/22/2007  | 
The event triangulated three hot media subjects -- Google, Apple's iPhone, and YouTube -- and put a spotlight on the Google-Apple alliance.
RIAA Request For Music Downloaders' Identities Denied
News  |  6/22/2007  | 
A judge said the RIAA will have to work with the university to notify the students that have been sued before it can gather information about them.
WiMax Is Scarce, But Many Consumers Know Why They Want It
News  |  6/22/2007  | 
A survey finds that nearly half of the respondents plan to use WiMax for e-mail, while 31% cited online media viewing and 28% cited mobile TV and music downloading.
Behind The Curtain At Intel Research
News  |  6/21/2007  | 
The chip vendor rolls out research prototypes in chips, mobile computing, and tera-scale computing.
Google Broadens Pay-Per-Action Ad Beta
News  |  6/20/2007  | 
Advertisers currently in the beta test should see an alert in their AdWords account informing them that they can create PPA ad campaigns.
Microsoft Search Compromise Could Hinder Innovation
News  |  6/20/2007  | 
An antitrust complaint filed by Google is forcing Microsoft to change the way its Windows Vista operating system handles desktop search queries ... and perhaps its future.
Forget Porn And Gambling, Everyday Searches Can Be Dangerous
News  |  6/20/2007  | 
A security researcher says threats can lurk even in the most benign online searches and Web sites.
In-Flight Mobile Phone Services Approved For Europe's Airbus Passengers
News  |  6/20/2007  | 
The OnAir system can be used for voice calls, e-mail messages, and SMS text messages after crew members have activated the system at a certain altitude.
Tech Companies Still Committed To RFID, But Customers Are Uncertain
News  |  6/20/2007  | 
While 84% of technology companies plan to offer RFID products in the next three years, 65% said their customers haven't implemented RFID.
Google Offers Tech Talks On Video
News  |  6/19/2007  | 
Google is making available a growing collection of technical lectures, but don't expect them to topple American Idol in the ratings any time soon.
Carrier Ethernet Growth Will Be Slow And Steady, Study Finds
News  |  6/19/2007  | 
The availability of metropolitan-area Ethernet services from most major data service providers will drive the industry, which is expected to bring in $1.4 billion this year.
Shifting To The Edge, SAP Coins Phrase: Enterprise 2.1
News  |  6/19/2007  | 
The evolution will be defined by user control over how these things work together, one executive said.
Enterprise 2.0 Users Want Easy Unified Communications
News  |  6/19/2007  | 
While integrating voice, fax, e-mail, pictures, and video is a white-hot subject, implementing their related applications has been elusive.
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