Microsoft has announced that it is teaming up with telecommunications
providers to deliver a broad set of unified communications devices that
enable choice for information workers and enterprise IT departments. Devices
include innovative business Internet protocol (IP) phones, PCs and PC
peripherals for Microsoft’s unified communications platform.
Microsoft is forming new strategic alliances with industry-leading
communications companies Polycom, LG-Nortel and Thomson Telecom to develop
and market versions of IP-enabled business desktop phones that extend
Microsoft’s unified communications platform. These IP phones will
include Microsoft Office Communicator software and integrate seamlessly with
Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 to bring more personal control
and powerful new capabilities to business communications.
In addition, GN Netcom, Logite... (more)
Google has signed "a definitive agreement" to acquire Postini, which
specializes in on-demand communications security and compliance solutions,
serving more than 35,000 businesses and 10 million users worldwide. Postini's
services -- which include message security, archiving, encryption, and policy
enforcement -- can be used to protect a company's email, instant messaging,
and other web-based communications.
Under the terms of the agreement, Google will acquire Postini for $625
million in cash, subject to working capital and other adjustments, and
Postini will become a wholly-own... (more)
According to Associated Press reports, confirmed by Reuters, Google will
propose at a meeting of European policymakers in Strasbourg, France today
that national regulators agree on a basic set of global privacy protections.
Peter Fleischer, Google's Chief Privacy Officer, will argue that the future
health of the Internet, the global economy and Google's own business agenda
depends on the world's success in moving beyond the current patchwork of
conflicting privacy rules.
As Reuters' Eric Auchard explains:
"Google has recently stepped up a push for policy changes and industry
Well, now we'll get to see just how powerful Microsoft really is.
The test is whether it can stop Google from taking over DoubleClick and
becoming, in Microsoft's words, the "dominant pipeline for all forms of
online advertising" as well as "the largest database of online user data in
The Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Antitrust, Competition Policy and
Consumer Rights held a webcast two-hour hearing Thursday afternoon on
Google's proposed $3.1 billion acquisition of DoubleClick, the advertising
company Google outbid Microsoft for.
Google's general counsel David Drum... (more)
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