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[2]: Doh! ...
by darknexus on Tue 10th May 2011 16:18 UTC in reply to "RE: Doh! ..."
darknexus
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"The end of Skype for Linux? ... I suppose my family will have to live without us being able to video chat freely.

Also probably the end of Skype for Android...
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And possibly the end of the iPhone version too. I can just see Apple banning Skype because it directly competes with Facetime, and it's now owned by a direct competitor on top of that. Actually, when you consider Apple's attitude, the Android version is probably more likely to stay alive.

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