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Microsoft's 'click to communicate' for the Windows world

At the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, a stage where I last saw Bob Dylan perform, Bill Gates and Jeff Raikes ushered in the era of unified communications. The event started with a guitarist, using a guitar with Microsoft Unified Communications plastered on it, played a few notes to some rock music.

October 16, 2007 by Dan Farber


Microsoft launching unified communication platform

This morning Bill Gates and Jeff Raikes will take the stage in San Francisco at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium to announce the global availability of Microsoft's unified communications platform, including Office Communication Server 2007, Office Communicator 2007 and a new version of Microsoft Live Meeting.

October 16, 2007 by Dan Farber


AT&T tweaks customer calling plan policies

In a move to be more "customer friendly," AT&T said Tuesday that it is altering its fee structure for customers that change wireless calling plans.According to a statement from AT&T, customers who change to any of the company's plans during a current contract won't have to extend their contract or enter a new one.

October 15, 2007 by


Oracle's Wookey defused

Dennis Howlett is reporting that (as predicted by Vinnie Mirchandani) that John Wookey, the head of Oracle's Fusion project to unify its various business applications a cohesive, SOA-based suite is leaving the company. Wookey joined Oracle in 1995.

October 15, 2007 by Dan Farber


Microsoft looks to brain for user interface design

Microsoft has filed a patent for filtering EEG data so that it can be used to improve the design of human-computer interfaces. Brain signals from sensors attached to the scalp are interpreted by software to classify the brain states associated user interaction.

October 15, 2007 by Dan Farber


Twitter: show me the money!

James Governor at RedMonk says "Twitter is like walking to school with your friends and hanging out, while reading blogs is reading their homework."That makes the Twitter a prime spot for making money since, as James points out, marketers would rather hit you while you're talking with friends and happy than when you're concentrating on some deep technical argument.

October 15, 2007 by Phil Windley