Microsoft Corp. on Monday filed an appeal to the Seoul High Court in South Korea seeking to reverse a decision by the country's antitrust regulators that included an order to offer versions of its popular Windows operating system without its Media Player and Instant Messenger software.n
Several of the world's largest mobile phone operators have agreed to offer instant messaging (IM) across their networks as part of an initiative to make IM service globally available and interoperable.
IBM Corp. unveiled an improved version of its Sametime enterprise IM (instant-message) platform Monday, announcing integration with public IM services from America Online Inc., Yahoo Inc. and Google Inc. Lotus Sametime 7.5, slated for mid-2006, will have a new multiprotocol gateway that will allow its users to communicate with those on public IM networks, Yahoo Messenger, Google Talk, AOL's AIM and ICQ and Apple Computer Inc.'s iChat.
Microsoft Corp. and telecommunications provider MCI Inc. announced Tuesday a multi-year partnership to offer software and services that will allow users to call from a PC to almost any phone in the world.
Microsoft Corp. and Qwest Communications International Inc. Tuesday revealed they are collaborating to provide VOIP (voice over Internet protocol) and other telecommunications convergence services to small and medium-sized business customers (SMBs), making Qwest the first service provider to leverage Microsoft's recently launched VOIP software suite.