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Polycom Acquires Obihai Technology Boosting VoIP Portfolio

Obihai builds VoIP phones and adapters that work with Google Voice.

Amazon Announces Alexa for Business, Ushering in the Area of Voice-Enabled UC

AWS CTO expects that in the future, all technology interactions will be driven by voice.

Cisco Spark Gets a Voice

Cisco integrates technology from its MindMeld acquisition to provide a voice-assistant for collaboration and meetings.

Cisco Acquiring BroadSoft for $1.9B to Bolster Cloud Collaboration and Communications

Cisco makes another big software bet with its 201st acquisition.

Linux Foundation Launches OpenMessaging Project

Alibaba, Oath, Didi, and Streamlio are the founding project contributors of the new cloud communications effort.

Asterisk 15 Debuts Advancing Open Source Collaboration Technology with Video

Asterisk which has long been best known as a voice PBX, now gets improved support for video.

Jive Acquired for $462M

Enterprise collaboration vendor now set to become part of the Aurea family of companies.

BICS Acquires TeleSign Corp for $230M

Cloud communications vendor gets acquired in a bid to create a new global Communications Platform as a Service business.

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