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November 24, 2012

TMCnet Conferencing Week in Review

By Ed Silverstein
TMCnet Contributor

It was a busy week in the Conferencing sector. Here are some of the major stories from TMCnet.

The Conference Group recently released a new customer dashboard. It fine-tunes the functioning of international or Web conference calls, and offers easier access to administrative functions.

Also, many disgruntled iOS users used Twitter (News - Alert) recently to express their frustration after seeing that their favorite Apple messaging services were not working properly. They could not send nor receive iMessages from their iPhones and iPads. An unknown number of iPad, iPhone and iMac users were left having to find alternate methods to keep in touch. iMessage and FaceTime were both down for some users for roughly five hours.

In addition, LifeSize has added two new solutions to its Unity Series: LifeSize (News - Alert) Unity 1000 and LifeSize Unity 2000. They combine HD video and audio with a sleek display and make it easier to purchase, deploy and use it in workplaces. They come with the touch-based LifeSize Phone (News - Alert).

In another report, TMCnet’s Amanda Ciccatelli wrote that Vidyo’s software platform will power Wii U Chat, a video communication service that is included with every Wii U console. It is a major step forward in consumer adoption of mainstream video communication modality and the validation of Vidyo’s software platform as the fabric of visual communication, she said.

And Adobe was forced to cope with a recent data breach that revealed hundreds of thousands of login details for one of its discussion forums. The breach was announced by an Egyptian hacker. The hacker posted information for over 150,000 users on the forum on Pastebin, a site allowing anonymous users to post messages.

The e-mail addresses included Adobe and Google (News - Alert) employees and those from American military and intelligence agencies.

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