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IBM warns of rising VoIP cyberattacks

IBM says common Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) and SIP and Cisco Skinny Client Control Protocol (SCCP) are most common targets.

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This new Skype bot lets you chat with Spock

Microsoft has made no secret of its grand plans for chat bots, and this week it rolled out five new ones for Skype. Surely the most fun is "Spock," a bot that promises to help you "learn the ways of Vulcan logic."

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Microsoft gives businesses a free tool for online meetings

Microsoft is giving small businesses a new way to hold meetings online with the launch of a free Skype Meetings product that's aimed at providing professional communication tools for free.

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Higher ed network managers talk headaches and rewards

Institutions of higher learning can often feel like self-contained worlds of their own, and their wireless networks are much the same – subject to unique demands and rules, the campus network is a distinctive challenge for the IT pro....

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Skype for Business will give businesses Surface Hub-like collaboration on a budget

Microsoft wants to help businesses bring their meeting rooms into the future of videoconferencing without spending a whole lot of dough with two new Skype for Business initiatives aimed at getting existing technology connected to its...

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Slack lets coworkers start ringing one another

Slack began rolling out a new voice calling feature to Slack teams that let people talk to each other one-on-one, or create conference calls for chat channels.

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Microsoft buys communication startup Talko, will shutter service in 2016

The collaboration and voice chat app Talko announced Monday that it has sold to Microsoft, which will be rolling its technology and team members into Skype.

FCC requires consumer protections in telephone transition to IP

Carriers must get permission from the FCC if they discontinue or reduce voice services during the change

FCC looks to protect customers during voice switch to IP

Carriers would be required to give customers warning before retiring their copper-based networks, under an agency proposal

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