Skype Acquired By Microsoft for $8.5 Billion Dollars

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    Skype Acquired By Microsoft for $8.5 Billion Dollars


    Even though this isn't directly Android related, it will potentially affect Android users in a big way. Today it has been officially announced that Microsoft purchased Skype for $8.5 Billion dollars. The Redmond based super-corp has promised that they will continue to develop Skype for "other platforms" besides just their own, but we will have to wait and see to what degree. Here's a quote from the press release,
    Skype will support Microsoft devices like Xbox and Kinect, Windows Phone and a wide array of Windows devices, and Microsoft will connect Skype users with Lync, Outlook, Xbox Live and other communities. Microsoft will continue to invest in and support Skype clients on non-Microsoft platforms.
    You can read the full press release at the link below. This doesn't seem like very good news to me. What do you guys think?

    Source: Microsoft Full Press Release - Microsoft Acquires Skype for $8.5 Billion Dollars
    Last edited by dgstorm; 05-10-2011 at 11:04 AM.

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    this doesn't sound good at all... One of the big selling points of the TB was the front facing camera I'd be able to Skype with, but the app "isn't ready yet"... wonder if it ever will be now...

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    I can understand your concerns but Microsoft is developing cloud for Linux and will continue to develop Skype for non windows devices.

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    Looks like I deleted my Skype app just in time...

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    Ya this doesn't look good

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    My bets are Microsoft integrating this DEEP in Windows Phone 7. This gives them everything they need to compete with Google Voice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dorian View Post
    My bets are Microsoft integrating this DEEP in Windows Phone 7. This gives them everything they need to compete with Google Voice.
    I agree - and the Xbox... though they have a pretty decent video chat service through Messenger already, so I don't know...
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