Wednesday, November 2, 2005

Microsoft to Acquire for VoIP

Microsoft agreed to acquire AG, a software company based in Zurich, Switzerland, that develops VoIP applications. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Microsoft said it plans to apply's technology, people and intellectual property to accelerate the delivery of its unified communications vision, bringing together various modes of communication (email; instant messaging; short message service; voice/telephony; and audio, video and Web conferencing). The technology will help Microsoft deliver an improved integrated VoIP experience based on the Microsoft Office Real-Time Collaboration platform, Microsoft Office Live Communications Server.

  • In August, 2005, Microsoft acquired Teleo, a developer of VoIP software and services for the consumer market. Teleo, a San Francisco-based start-up, had launched a beta application that integrates with Microsoft Outlook and Internet Explorer to provide a click-to-call VoIP connectivity to cell phones, regular phones or other PCs. The company was founded in 2003. Financial terms were not disclosed.<.li>

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