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#1 Nakor  Icon User is offline

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Skype purchased by Microsoft

Posted 10 May 2011 - 11:53 AM

Skype purchased by Microsoft

Looks like Microsoft is going to buy Skype for 8.5 Billion dollars. Good? Bad? Who Cares?
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#2 Shane Hudson  Icon User is offline

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Re: Skype purchased by Microsoft

Posted 10 May 2011 - 12:10 PM

Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo.

I was hoping Google would get it, I trust them a tad more than Microsoft or Facebook. I am glad that they do not seem to be merging Skype with Windows Live/MSN. I just hope they do not make it business only.
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Re: Skype purchased by Microsoft

Posted 10 May 2011 - 12:37 PM

Like what Shane said, I hope they don't integrate it with MSN, but I'm okay with this deal otherwise.
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Re: Skype purchased by Microsoft

Posted 10 May 2011 - 01:09 PM

as long as video calling is still free,who cares?
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Re: Skype purchased by Microsoft

Posted 15 May 2011 - 02:49 PM

Does this highlight that Microsoft are failing in the social networking scene? I can see it being integrated within Windows.

P.S Updated Skype client is awful...
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Re: Skype purchased by Microsoft

Posted 27 May 2011 - 02:14 AM

Well if this happens say goodbye to skype on linux and probably mac :/

It would be a great addition to the windows live packages imo
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Re: Skype purchased by Microsoft

Posted 27 May 2011 - 02:40 AM

Another thing that Microsoft might f*ck it up... Windows Live Skype?
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Re: Skype purchased by Microsoft

Posted 10 June 2011 - 04:53 AM

View PostDaneAU, on 27 May 2011 - 02:14 AM, said:

Well if this happens say goodbye to skype on linux and probably mac :/

It would be a great addition to the windows live packages imo


Possibility of Microsoft removing support for Linux is less since they say they are adopting interoperability strategy..
Last year for an Asia's largest open source conference "OSIDAYS 2010" Microsoft sponsored as interoperability partner and they even kept stalls and gave free one year license to there cloud product Azure..
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Re: Skype purchased by Microsoft

Posted 10 June 2011 - 05:05 AM

Microsoft is planning to mainly integrate Skype with Xbox 360 and Kinect. They also integrate it with Lync, Outlook and other communities.
Check the following links..
GameSpy
ComputerandVideoGames

Why micosoft integrating Skype with Xbox 360 and Kinect?
Click here to know
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Re: Skype purchased by Microsoft

Posted 01 July 2011 - 10:16 PM

As long as it stays free and fairly reliable...
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