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LifeSize PassPort: The First Skype-Compatible Telepresence System

LifeSize PassPort: The First Skype-Compatible Telepresence System

Cisco's $3 billion offer to buy Tandberg yesterday may bring Cisco a more economical telepresence solution than its own (not saying much), but that's only part of the challenge of bringing the technology to the small business and our homes. On Monday, LifeSize will take a big step towards solving the rest of the problem when it introduces the first Skype-compatible, personal telepresence system.

October 1, 2009 by in Social Enterprise

Facebook, Wrong Again!

Facebook, Wrong Again!

As it being widely reported, a Facebook poll has caught the ire of the Secret Service for asking whether President Obama should be killed. The Service is investigating the poll and asked the poll be taken down.

September 28, 2009 by in Collaboration

The Biggest Challenge for HD Voice

The Biggest Challenge for HD Voice

I'm down here in New York City attending Jeff Pulver's HD Communications conference and will be blogging from here on and off throughout the day where the first speaker just touched on what I think is to be the biggest challenging facing HD voice.HD voice is one of those things that until you're using the technology you can't really appreciate just how much of a difference it makes.

September 15, 2009 by in Networking

It's Official: Avaya Acquires Nortel Enterprise

It's Official: Avaya Acquires Nortel Enterprise

Hot off the e-mail wire: Avaya today announced it was selected to acquire Nortel Enterprise Solutions for US $900 million in proceeds to Nortel and an additional pool of $15 million reserved for an employee retention program. Today’s announcement follows the completion of an auction, and the final transaction is subject to court and customary regulatory approvals in Canada and the United States.

September 13, 2009 by in Finance

Google Officially Announces OS for PCs

Google Officially Announces OS for PCs

Google officially announced yesterday night that they were developing an operating to run on x86 and ARM processors. The open source project is an extension of Chrome, hence the name Google Chrome Operating System and will initially target netbooks with product delivery set for the second half of next year; PC support for the Chrome OS will come later.

July 7, 2009 by in Enterprise Software

Google Voice Gets Presence

Google Voice Gets Presence

While Google Voice may revolutionize personal communications directing calls to the phone number of choice, businesses will find the service too simplistic for many of their needs. Yesterday, On-State Communications may have solved that problem by presence-enabling Google Voice.

July 1, 2009 by in Google