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  • Donald Williams Named Global Engineering EVP at Polycom - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Donald Williams Named Global Engineering EVP at Polycom

    Donald Williams, formerly vice president and head of engineering at software company  Prysm, has been named executive VP of worldwide engineering at Polycom. Polycom said Monday Williams will lead the firm’s efforts to develop audio, video and content sharing platforms, as well as manage engineering team members in North America, China and India. “Don brings considerable experience […] More

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    Microsoft To Introduce Web-Based Outlook; Brian Hall Comments

    Microsoft Corp. will introduce a free and web-based email portal under the Outlook brand, Bloomberg reports. Microsoft's Windows group general manager Brian Hall said Hotmail will likely be phased out in the next year. The web-based Outlook service will feature sorting of emails according to contacts, social media updates and newsletters. Hotmail users also have the […] More

  • Microsoft Completes $8.5B Skype Acquisition, Welcomes New Team - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Microsoft Completes $8.5B Skype Acquisition, Welcomes New Team

    Skype will become a business unit of Microsoft Corp. after the board of directors of each company agreed on the terms of an $8.5 billion acquisition. Microsoft said the move will accelerate the companies’ efforts to transform real-time communications for consumers and enterprise customers. In the long term, Microsft will integrate Skype into many of its products “to broaden […] More

  • European Union Signs Off on Microsoft Purchase of Skype - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    European Union Signs Off on Microsoft Purchase of Skype

    The European Union approved Microsoft’s $8.5 billion purchase of online phone company Skype. The EU’s approval is thought to be the final hurdle in finalizing the deal. There had been opposition to the acquisition from competitors of Skype, who argued the communication company’s 145 million active users combined with Microsoft’s market heft would lead to an unfair […] More

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    Nokia Developer Forums Hit By Cyberattack

    Nokia has suspended its developer forum website after it discovered a recent attack that resulted in members’ data being compromised. The database tapped by hackers included  member e-mail addresses and, in some cases, personally identifiable information such as birthdates, homepage URLs and screen names from messaging services such as AIM, Skype and Yahoo. Before the […] More

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    Hacker Cracks Skype to 'Become Famous'

    A Russian self-proclaimed “freelance researcher” claims to have reverse-engineered part of Skype’s code to make the program an open source and then released the code online, the San Francisco Chronicle reports. The hacker, Efim Bushmanov, said in addition to making Skype open source, he wants to find “friends who can spend many hours” to finish […] More

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    Skype's Encryption Technology Reverse Engineered

    A group of crytoanalysts have published what they claim is the Skype encryption algorithm. The group, led by Sean O'Neil, claim to have successfully reverse engineered the RC4 cipher, an encryption technology used by Skype. The encryption technology is used by Skype to protect communications between clients and the company’s servers. Nevertheless, even if the […] More

  • Primus Puts Its Money on VoIP Expansion - top government contractors - best government contracting event

    Primus Puts Its Money on VoIP Expansion

    We’ve heard plenty of bad news lately from the world of VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol). First, there was the SunRocket debacle, where thousands of customers had to scramble to find new Internet phone service providers. Then Skype temporarily blacked out, leaving millions of global users in the lurch. So it’s a relief to get a bit of […] More

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