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: Difference
by malxau on Tue 10th May 2011 16:46 UTC in reply to "Difference"
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I think Microsoft wants to tell anyone that looking at capitalization, the way analysts do now, and revenues per share could be less important that looking at other factors, including who has much money stored in vaults.

And it's showing this by taking money out of its vault and burning it, thus leveling the playing field. This valuation makes its valuation of aQuantive or Yahoo look sane.

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