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Talko + Slack

Team calling in Slack channels, for mobile & web. Recorded for replay of important moments.<p><i>UPDATE:</i> <i>The integration now works bi-directionally</i><i>. Whether</i> …

Microsoft's 84-inch Surface Hub won't ship until 2016

If you've been waiting to get your hands on Microsoft's 84-inch 4K collaborative pen display, you're going to have to wait just a little longer: the company says the $20,000 Surface Hub won't ship until January 1st, 2016. By the time it reaches customers, it will have almost been a year since it …

Meet Genee, Your Artificially Intelligent Personal Assistant

Genee, an artificially intelligent scheduling app, is launching today into public beta so that anyone can have a personal assistant.<p>On the heels of Zirtual’s collapse, Genee hopes to take humans out of the equation entirely with its end-to-end scheduling helper that plugs into any existing calendar …

Chatbots

Cisco Shares Rise as Q4 Beats Street Estimates on Services, Software Growth

The Chuck Robbins era is off to a good start.<p>Shares of networking giant Cisco Systems rose by more than 3 percent after hours as the company posted fourth-quarter results that beat the estimates of analysts.<p>Cisco reported a per-share profit of 59 cents on a non-GAAP basis, with revenue of $12.8 …

Cisco Systems

Skype for Business is coming to your mobile device

Two months after Microsoft launched Skype's Business edition, which integrates into MS Office Calendar and allows for group messaging/video chats/calls for up to 250 people, the video conferencing company announced on Tuesday that a mobile version for both iOS and Android devices is in the works. …

Turn Your TV Into A Huge Smart Touch Display With The $99 Touchjet WAVE

Innovations on the good ol’ family television have moved from 3D to 4K to curved panel over the years. But what all of those evolutions have shared are a heightened price tag for a whole new device. An Indiegogo campaign that launched yesterday is hoping to bring some crazy new functionality to …

Get In On the IoT-UC Action

<i>March 12, 2018</i><p>An effective E-911 implementation doesn't just happen; it takes a solid strategy. Tune in for tips from IT expert Irwin Lazar, of …

IHS Markit

BYOD May Be Killing Collaboration

BYOD is often espoused as a victory for the user, a story of empowerment for the newly flexible, tech-savvy workforce. It speaks to catering to …

Start A Fire

Start A Fire

Box Snags Former EMC Exec To Run Nascent Platform As A Service Offering

Box announced today that it was hiring former EMC executive Jeetu Patel to head its platform business.<p>Patel will have the title senior vice president of platform and chief strategy officer. His primary responsibility will be building out the Box Developer Edition product, which enables developers …

EMC

With Sqoope, Singapore IT firm TalariaX pushes deeper into enterprise messaging market

Enterprise<p>Mobile messaging services such as WhatsApp are popular among consumers, but they are often shunned by enterprises for lacking security …

Citrix adds audio, video chat to Podio enterprise collaboration suite

Citrix has added native video and audio chat to its Podio enterprise social suite to complement the other communication and collaboration features in the product.<p>Podio’s video and audio chat feature is launched from the suite’s browser-based interface, so users can initiate these types of …

Understanding Lync Modalities

There are multiple ways to initiate communications sessions in Lync across different modalities and features. These various options can utilize a few …

Hangouts Won’t Hangout With Other Messaging Vendors: Google’s New Unified Messaging Drops Open XMPP/Jabber Interop

How can a company in the same day chastise other vendors for not being open and drop the open and interoperable portion of their own unified …

Google unveils Hangouts: a unified messaging system for Android, iOS, and Chrome

Can Google catch up to the world of seamless mobile messaging?<p>After years of waiting for Google to tie its disparate communication services together, the company has today announced, at Google I/O, a unified messaging system simply called Hangouts, available for Android, iOS, and the web using the …

Cotap brings its enterprise messaging service to the desktop

Business messaging service Cotap has gone beyond its mobile-first approach with the release of desktop and Web versions. The OS X version is available today on the Mac App Store, and the Web app is available on the Cotap website.<p>Cotap, which was started by two of Yammer’s earliest executives, still …

Former Microsoftie releases Talko for iPhone, a new take on unified messaging software

Ray Ozzie, Microsoft’s former Chief Technical Officer and Chief Software Architect, has released a brand new iPhone application which promises to …

ArmorText Raises $2 Million For Its Secure Mobile Messaging Service For Enterprise

A company called ArmorText, which is developing a secure messaging client for the enterprise designed to meet the needs of those in regulated markets, has just raised nearly $2 million in outside funding. The round, which is still ongoing, may top that number when it fully closes. Leading the round …

Alibaba Launches Enterprise Messaging App DingTalk, Its Latest Mobile Software Product

Alibaba is best-known as an e-commerce company, but it aspires to be much more. Some of its initiatives, including affiliate Ant Financial, have been very successful. Others, like its operating system Aliyun and mobile messaging app Laiwang, have yet to take off. Alibaba is continuing to build its …

eCommerce

What Mobile Employees Hate About Enterprise Collaboration Tools

An <i>eMarketer</i> report estimated that the number of worldwide smartphone users would total 1.75 billion this year. By 2017, 69.4% of the global …