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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Me thinks I'll be confirming that I have a copy of the Skype for Deb5 64bit encase there never comes a Deb6 64bit package.

And, AT&T. I know people who still have tramma scars from beign in call centers when the company was baught up by AT&T. I'm empathetic. Enjoy the carrier while you can. Hopefully there is local competition if things take a turn for the worst.

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