Archive for October, 2011

Carriers, chipset makers and device manufactures this week threw something of a coming-of-age party on behalf of 4G wireless technologies.

Two product updates to discuss today: Vonage announced the availability of a free app for iPhones to enable one-touch international dialing, while Mitel has released new management software for its Mitel Communications Director (MCD).

Gibbs wants you to get as excited about protecting your privacy as many of you are about cold fusion

One acquisition and one divestiture to report in this edition: Avaya has acquired Aurix to add speech analytics features to its portfolio while Alcatel-Lucent has announced the selling of its Genesys contact center business to a private equity firm.

Microsoft has officially acquired Skype for $8.5 billion, a deal-in-the-making first announced on May 10. With the acquisition, Skype becomes a new business division within Microsoft, headed up by Tony Bates who will report directly to Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer.

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