‘AOL is to launch a version of its instant messaging service aimed at business workplaces. IM is predicted by many in the computing industry to take up a strong role in business computing, providing a means of collaboration and cooperation that is currently lacking. AOL has recognised the truth of this, and is aiming to [...]
Archive for February, 2006
‘Eight major wireless companies including Telefonica Moviles SA, China Mobile and Orange have announced an initiative to promote instant messaging through mobile phones across their networks at the GSM conference today.
In a statement, the GSM association said the other members of the initiative are TeliaSonera AB, TIM, T-Mobile, and GSM operators in India.’
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‘AXI-Messenger empowers mobile users to chat simultaneously with several contacts using the popular ICQ, MSN, AOL, Google and Yahoo! instant messaging services.
AXI-Messenger is the first multi-platform instant messaging application for mobile users in the Middle East and the launch extends Axiom’s pioneering portfolio of value added services which includes live sports football alerts, prayer reminders, [...]
‘Mobile IM is about to hit the big time. But is it really that great a tool for businesses? Futurity Media’s Stewart Baines is sceptical.
Mobile instant messaging has so far been a slow burner but a coalition of operators formed in Barcelona at the annual 3GSM Congress hopes to change that. Fifteen key international operators, [...]
Research and Markets has announced the addition of Instant Messaging (IM) - Evolving Into A Multimedia Hub to their offering
This market report delivers in-depth analysis of the instant messaging (IM) market, and its ongoing development (interoperability, VoIP, mobility…) in both the consumer and business segments. IM has become a major market in terms of [...]
‘Microsoft recently announced at 3GSM cell phone trade show in Barcelona that it plans to extend its corporate instant messaging software for use with mobile devices.
The new product is called Microsoft Office Communicator Mobile, and will run on Microsoft Office Live Communications Server 2005. The mobile messaging software can be integrated with desktop PCs, so [...]
‘As if navigating wireless and traditional phone plans wasn’t enough, you have another option to consider: Web-based phone service, otherwise known as voice over Internet protocol.
If you’re looking to lower your phone bill, it’s a welcome option.
Someone with a traditional landline, for instance, who switches to VoIP can save $300 annually, said Allan Keiter, of [...]
‘Even as the US government is embroiled in a debate over the legality of wiretapping, the fastest-growing technology for Internet calls appears to have the potential to make eavesdropping a thing of the past.
Skype, the Internet calling service recently acquired by eBay Inc, provides free voice calls and instant messaging between users. Unlike other Internet [...]
‘A worm that affects computers running Apple Computer Inc.’s MacOS X operating system is circulating on the Internet, according to antivirus software makers.
The worm, Leap.A, spreads through the iChat instant messaging client and causes applications to run improperly, according to warnings posted on the sites of several antivirus software makers.’
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