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  • Mitel takes aim at Avaya with ShoreTel bid

    Anyone thinking about signing a deal with ShoreTel for unified communications gear might want to take a closer look now that Mitel has made public its hopes to buy the company.

  • Telephony vendor Mitel goes public with $540M bid for ShoreTel

    Canadian business communications vendor Mitel is offering US$540 million for ShoreTel, a U.S.-based competitor, going public with the bid after saying it was snubbed earlier this month.

  • Holograms and 3D porn: Expert predictions for gigabit Internet

    "Vivid" telepresence - holograms, immersive gaming, new collaboration services and even 3D pornography - could be the next big thing as gigabit-per-second broadband service spreads across the US.

  • Holograms, VR and telepresence: Experts herald the coming Gigabit Age

    The widespread availability of Gigabit Internet connectivity by 2025 will open a brave new world of killer apps, according to the more than 1,400 experts who contributed to the Pew Research Center's latest study.

  • Generation Nervous? Millennial searches focus on anxiety meds

    An analysis of U.S. employee web searches for healthcare services showed that millennials search more frequently for anti-anxiety meds and women use specific medical terms while men tend to generalize.

  • Skype appears to bow to Indian rules, ends in-country calls to local networks

    Microsoft has decided to stop routing Skype Internet calls from within India to local landlines and mobile phones, in a move that may signal it is giving in to local regulations.

  • St John Ambulance WA to deploy IP communications

    St John Ambulance in Western Australia is about to roll out an IP communications software suite to replace a legacy Zeacom PBX phone system that was no longing meeting the organisation’s needs.

  • Data center consolidation pays off, feds find

    Republicans and Democrats in Congress rarely seem to agree on anything anymore, but top members from both sides Friday offered qualified support for efforts to consolidate federal data centers.

  • West Sydney school gets connected to improve student literacy

    Delany College in Granville, western Sydney will use Telstra's 'connected classroom' that features video conferencing to improve Year 7 and 8 student’s literacy levels.

  • Telstra finalises joint venture with Telkom Indonesia

    Telstra has signed a joint venture agreement with Telkom Indonesia. The joint venture will offer cloud, unified communications, managed network and security services in Indonesia.

  • NBN cuts costs for M2's Commander

    M2 Group can lower prices of its Commander small business plans without reducing margins when customers transition to the National Broadband Network (NBN), according to M2 Group CEO Geoff Horth.

  • OnBeep developing walkie-talkie type wearable for mobile devices

    OnBeep is readying a wearable device that will let smartphone users initiate a voice chat with a pre-defined group of people, walkie-talkie style, and to support its development the startup announced Wednesday it has closed a US$6.25 million funding round.

  • Dozens of US tech firms violate EU privacy promises, advocacy group says

    Thirty U.S. data brokers and data management firms, including Adobe Systems, AOL and Salesforce.com, are violating privacy promises they've made regarding their handling of the personal information of EU residents, a privacy group said in a complaint to be filed Thursday.

  • Even crooks couldn't profit from Microsoft's Surface flop

    A former Microsoft finance manager was sentenced to two years in federal prison Friday after pleading guilty to an insider trading scheme that netted he and a partner more than $400,000.

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    Almost one in six doctor visits will be virtual this year

    With an aging Baby Boomer population and broadband bandwidth improved a hundredfold from a decade ago, telemedicine is exploding as a convenient and less costly alternative to the traditional visit to the doctors' office.

  • Telstra unveils interoperable videoconferencing service

    Businesses can communicate with each other using different videoconferencing products with a B2B service announced by Telstra.

  • MyNetFone charts course in app-dominated world

    The future of voice communications may be in 'over the top' applications, but there's life yet in the humble phone number according to the CEO of VoIP provider MyNetFone. Phone numbers "are this invisible glue that everyone takes for granted," Rene Sugo says.

  • Next-gen 000 service could support social, mobile apps

    The Australian government seeks to enhance the Triple Zero emergency service to bring it up to date with modern communications technology and move it beyond the existing voice-only service.

  • Face to face with 8x8: Company execs discuss keys to VoIP success

    We sat down recently with executives from 8x8 to talk about their growth as a Unified Communications provider and about the overall industry trend toward replacing traditional PSTN voice service and infrastructure with VoIP. The discussion comes on the heels of a solid fiscal year for the company, which saw total revenues for fiscal 2014 increase by 24% over fiscal 2013; 8x8's fiscal year ended March 31, 2014.

  • Hardcoded SSH key gives backdoor access to Cisco communications manager

    An unprotected SSH access key left inside the Cisco Unified Communications Domain Manager product for remote support purposes allows attackers to take complete control of affected deployments.