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  • Most workers don't have desktop video and don't want it, report says

    Despite the popularity of consumer desktop video like <a href="http://www.networkworld.com/newsletters/2009/042009converge1.html">Skype</a> and <a href="http://www.networkworld.com/news/2010/060710-iphone-4-includes-facetime-video.html">FaceTime</a>, information workers in North America and Europe have little interest in using the technology on the job, according to Forrester Research.

  • Google Voice offers up a number-porting kluge

    <a href="http://www.networkworld.com/newsletters/2009/062909convergence2.html">Google Voice</a> now lets you move your current cell phone number so it becomes your primary Google Voice number - but you might want to think twice about doing it.

  • Amazon cloud now can send bulk e-mail

    Amazon's cloud is adding a service for sending bulk e-mail, saying it will eliminate the burden of "building large-scale e-mail solutions to send marketing and transactional messages."

  • BT plans growth with new showcase, cloud services

    British Telecommunications has opened a customer showcase in Sydney in an effort to woo more enterprises to its new cloud infrastructure and services portfolio as the company celebrates 25 years in Australia.

  • Vidyo to show off mobile-to-mobile videoconferencing at CES

    Vidyo will demonstrate today an Internet videoconference among six types of mobile devices made by multiple manufacturers in an effort to show how flexible its core VidyoConferencing platform can be for creating business meetings among personal devices.

  • Cisco unveils Internet TV and more at CES

    Cisco this week unveiled a suite of video products designed to combine digital TV, online content, social media and other communications applications into an all-inclusive home and mobile video session.

  • The 10 bloodiest battles Microsoft and Google fought in 2010

    In case you haven't heard, there are two companies called Microsoft and Google that really don't like each other very much. These tech behemoths are battling each other on a dizzying number of fronts in the consumer, government and business markets, the U.S. court system and the court of public opinion.

  • Open source IP PBX saves serious cash for Michigan CAT

    In a move that might send shivers down the spines of mainstream IP PBX vendors like Avaya, Cisco and ShoreTel, Michigan CAT has deployed an open source Asterisk IP PBX to handle its phone calls and contact centre at half the cost of what commercial vendors would have charged.

  • Siemens bolsters unified communication suite

    Siemens upgrading its OpenScape Unified Communications suite to include a stand-alone collaboration platform that doesn't require other Siemen's products in order to set up conferences.