‘The MSN network of Internet services today announced that it has acquired substantially all the assets of MessageCast Inc., a leading provider of automated alerting and messaging technology that currently supports the MSN Alerts service. This acquisition builds on the robust MSN Alerts platform, enabling tighter integration with the MessageCast technology. It also extends MSN [...]
Archive for May, 2005
‘America Online plans to introduce this week a free Web mail service as part of a test, or beta, upgrade of its AOL Instant Messenger (AIM) instant messaging service.
The second beta release of AIM 5.9, expected to be available on this week, will offer every user a Web mail account featuring 2GB of storage, spam [...]
‘Instant Messaging (IM) has historically been looked at with some level of disdain in a corporate environment for some good reasons:
Disruption. Mass adoption of IM is younger than any other means of communicating. Therefore, the etiquette for IM is not as evolved. Furthermore, the potential for increasing workplace productivity by an “always on 24×7 availability” [...]
‘Microsoft Corp. said Wednesday it formed a joint venture with Shanghai Alliance Investment Ltd. to launch Web portal MSN China later this spring.
Microsoft already offers its MSN Messenger instant messaging service and the MSN Hotmail e-mail service in Chinese, but said the new venture will deliver more comprehensive communications and information for the 94 million [...]
‘News agency Reuters is making new security and compliance technologies available to financial services customers using its instant messaging (IM) service.
More than 60,000 finance industry employees, who use the service to communicate in real time across trading floors, will be able to tighten security when the firm incorporates messaging specialist FaceTime’s TrueCompliance product into the [...]
‘A Trojan continued to spread Monday among America Online instant messaging clients, and installs its backdoor on the infected PC when trusting users click on a link within the line “Check out this” or “i thought youd wanna see this” from a buddy on their AIM contact list.
Dubbed “Oscarbot” by McAfee and “Doyorg” by Symantec, [...]
IT Observer has an interview with Matt Anthonly from Cipher Trust about Instant Messaging Threats and Security (among other things). Here is a taster:
‘What is, in your opinion, the biggest challenge in protecting from messaging threats?
Enterprises need to understand that there are many facets to an effective, comprehensive messaging security solution. Some might make the [...]
‘Research In Motion is working with IBM Corp. to enable enterprise instant messaging on the BlackBerry(R) platform. The solution will bring together the Presence awareness capabilities of IBM Lotus Instant Messaging and Web Conferencing and the security and performance advantages of the push-based BlackBerry wireless platform.
“Enterprise instant messaging is an important application for our customers [...]
‘Users of AOL’s popular instant messaging services can now turn their chats into Weblogs.
America Online Inc. on Thursday opened its AOL Journals blog-publishing service to members of AOL Instant Messenger members, letting them create and manage blogs using their AIM screen names. ADVERTISEMENT
By tying AOL Journals to AIM, AOL is expanding the blogging service to [...]
‘A recent report from Websense, a security firm and the Anti-Phishing Working Group shows how recent phishing trends have been changing and are in turn getting more and more devious.
According to the report, March saw a continuation of a trend of using cousin domain names to host phishing sites. Consequently, the use of alternate ports [...]