Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 10th May 2011 08:19 UTC, submitted by porcel
Microsoft So, the biggest acquisition in Microsoft's history. The Wall Street Journal reports - and it has been confirmed - that Microsoft and Skype will announce today that Redmond will buy Skype for $8.5 billion. That's a lot of money for a company that hasn't ever actually made any profits. Update: and it's official: yay on Skype on the Xbox360 and Windows Phone, and this: "Microsoft will continue to invest in and support Skype clients on non-Microsoft platforms." Let's hope this includes Linux.
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RE: Comment by greygandalf
by darknexus on Tue 10th May 2011 10:30 UTC in reply to "Comment by greygandalf"
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The interface is terrible and skype got worse and worse which each release... I always hope the trend will reverse. It used to be such a simple and intuitive app.

I have this funny feeling the interface will see a whole new level of terrible once Microsoft start trying to put a ribbon in there.

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