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Avaya files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy
February 15, 2023
Avaya Holdings Corp has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy and secured a financing of $780 million as it restructures its business, the IT firm said on Tuesday.
HP Inc. to Acquire Poly
March 28, 2022
HP Inc. announced a definitive agreement to acquire Poly, a leading global provider of workplace collaboration solutions, in an all-cash transaction for $40 per share, implying a total enterprise value of $3.3 billion, inclusive of Poly’s net debt.
Ericsson to acquire Vonage for USD 6.2 billion
November 24, 2021
Ericsson to acquire Vonage for USD 6.2 billion to spearhead the creation of a global network and communication platform for open innovation
Cisco Launches Webex Hologram, An Augmented Reality Meeting Solution
October 26, 2021
Cisco unveiled a preview of its next-generation hybrid work collaboration product called Webex Hologram. It is the industry's only real-time meeting solution that takes advantage of augmented reality headsets to combine feature rich Webex meeting functionality with immersive 3D holograms.
Verizon will buy video conferencing company BlueJeans
April 16, 2020
Verizon is buying the video conferencing platform BlueJeans for $400M. BlueJeans' founders and management team will join the company to continue the platform's growth and its employees will also become part of Verizon.
8X8 Acquires Jitsi Video Communications Technology from Atlassian
October 29, 2018
8x8, Inc. announced that it has acquired the Jitsi open source video communications technology and its highly skilled team of open source video technology experts.


WhatsApp could add voice calling very soon
April 9, 2014
Several rumors running around indicate that WhatsApp will add VoIP functionality to it's popular messaging platform.
Line goes live with calls to cell phones, landlines
March 17, 2014
Line, the Japan-based mega messaging app, said that it's giving its audience in eight countries access to a new product called "Line Call," a service that lets people dial landlines and cell phones from the application for a fee.
FCC votes to begin testing an overhaul of US phone system
January 30, 2014
The Federal Communications Commission unanimously voted to launch a series of trials to investigate how best to update the telephone system in the United States. The idea is to replace the system's traditional phone lines with networks that are based on Internet Protocol.
Tata Comm Launches Mobile VoIP Platform
January 20, 2014
Tata Communications Ltd. (Tata Comm) announced the launching of its mobile VoIP platform, a hosted, white label solution that allows mobile network operators (MNO) and other retail voice providers to deliver and monetize innovative converged IP communication services.
VoIP centres raided‚ father-son duo held
November 28, 2013
I read stories like these and wonder... Why?!?!? Money? Greed? Oppression? National security? Just what in the world could lead to continued enforcement of a law like this?


InFocus unveils new video collaboration platform
February 11, 2016
InFocus has announced a new platform that focuses on scalable video collaboration
Chromebox For Meetings Set To Disrupt Enterprise Video Conferencing
February 6, 2014
Google just introduced Chromebox for meeting, a new integrated system that lets users easily arrange virtual meetings whether scheduled in Google Calendar or spontaneous. Based on Chrome OS, Chromebox for meeting is a dedicated enterprise/SMB virtual conferencing appliance that is designed to be much more affordable and easier to setup than existing solutions.
Just Hanging Out
February 6, 2014
In collaboration with Google, Vidyo announced today both a product and a service that will allow H.323- and SIP-based video devices to interconnect with Google+ Hangouts
Logitech launches camera that turns any place into a video collaboration room
January 28, 2014
Logitech is launching a new conference camera that turns any meeting room into a video collaboration place.

  Cloud Computing

With a simple cloud solution, Blue Jeans takes on video conferencing giants
October 23, 2013
Blue Jeans' simple cloud-based solution plugs the gaps in video conference systems across the globe is what makes Blue Jeans one of the hottest tech start-ups of recent times.


Google sells Motorola unit to Lenovo for $2.9B
January 29, 2014
Google confirmed that it has sold Motorola for $2.91 billion, consisting of $660 million in cash and $750 million in Lenovo shares, with the remaining $1.5 billion paid in the form of a three-year promissory note.
Verizon to pay Vodafone $130B for stake in Verizon Wireless
September 2, 2013
Verizon Communications has reached a deal to acquire Vodafone's stake in their Verizon Wireless joint venture for $130 billion.
Microsoft to acquire Nokia's device and services division
September 2, 2013
Microsoft will acquire Nokia's devices and services unit and license the company's mapping services in a deal worth US$7.2 billion in a bid to bolster the company's position in the smartphone market.
Sprint Q4 loss widens to $1.32B as Nextel customers flee
February 7, 2013
Sprint's Nextel platform lost more than 1 million subscribers, offsetting progress made by its core business. Sprint posted a loss of $1.32 billion, or 44 cents a share, compared with a year-ago loss of $1.3 billion, or 43 cents a share. Revenue, however, rose to $9 billion.

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