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Skype Integration with Microsoft Xbox 360 & Lync is Slow Going

Microsoft's purchase of Skype for $8.5 billion was considered a risky move considering the failure of eBay's acquisition of Skype, which did not result in any synergies between these two companies. The New York Times gives some interesting insights into...

Verizon and BT Announce Cross-Network Video Calling & Telepresence

Verizon and BT announced a deal enabling each of their respective customers initiate high-quality video conferences and telepresence sessions. I spoke with representatives from BT and Verizon to learn more about their collaboration. Marc Hambley, Sr. Product Manager at...

Polycom RealPresence Connects Non-standard TIP TelePresence Systems

I've written about Polycom supporting TIP (Telepresence Interoperability Protocol) and Cisco's response to Polycom supporting it. Well, today Polycom announced a new software update for Polycom RealPresence Platform designed to "free users locked into proprietary telepresence solutions." This update...

Cisco Responds to Polycom's Adoption of TIP and Interoperability

A Cisco representative saw my article about Polycom's announcement to support Telepresence Interoperability Protocol (TIP) and she thought I'd be interested in hearing Cisco's take. David Hsieh, vice president, emerging technologies, Cisco responded to this news announcement as follows: "We...

Polycom UC Intelligent Core Platform Supports TIP Standard - Interoperable with Cisco

June of last year I wrote about how Cisco had to adopt the open source TIP protocol before the EU would approve Cisco's acquisition of Tandberg: An interesting back story behind the Cisco acquisition of Tandberg is that Cisco had...

Use Skype to Video Call Any Video Endpoint: Polycom, Cisco, Tandberg, etc.

Christian Bongiovanni, co-CEO and CTO for Imagicle gave me a demo of SkyStone Video, which enables video conferencing everywhere to any video endpoint. Using SkyStone Video you can call any video endpoint using Skype, including Cisco/Tandberg, Lifesize, Polycom, Radvision, Sony,...

Carrier Peering Federation Enables HD Voice and HD Video

One of the more interesting bit of news coming out of ITEXPO is that XConnect is not only offering "High-Definition (HD) Voice Peering Federation", but they're also offering a free one month trial. Their federation service for carrier peering let's...

Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 R2 XMPP Gateway Launches

Microsoft today just released the Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 R2 XMPP Gateway, which is available at no cost. That's right, it's free and is immediately downloadable. The XMPP gateway allows basic presence sharing and instant messaging (IM) with...

Tello a near term solution?

Tello was launched today by Pulver with some help from Craig McCaw, telecom banker Michael Price and former Apple CEO John Sculley. What is Tello? Tello enables enterprise users to see the presence of the person they are trying...

AOL & Google deal a nightmare for Microsoft?

The ink isn't even dry from Google's 5% $1 billion stake in AOL and yet some are claiming Bill Gates is still wiping his tears from losing the battle for AOL to Microsoft's arch nemesis, namely Google. America Online parent...

Yahoo and MSN Messenger IM clients interoperate

Hell has finally frozen over and the IM interoperability wars are nearing an end. The MSN and Yahoo instant messaging clients now interoperate. Both MSN Messenger and Yahoo Messenger will support using a single ID to contact/IM people located on...
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