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: Skype audio codec source code
by WereCatf on Tue 10th May 2011 10:48 UTC in reply to "Skype audio codec source code"
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For those not aware, the Skype audio codec source code is available here:

I don't think the audio codec is important. There's PLENTY of perfectly good audio codecs already available and as far as I know, Skype's one doesn't really provide measurably better quality than the others.

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