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[4]: regulators
by ichi on Wed 11th May 2011 11:34 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: regulators"
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the extreme reluctance of Linux users to spend money in general.

Any proof of that?

And we are talking about a service here anyway. The Skype client if free, you pay for calls to mobile and fixed phones. Do Linux users not pay their phone bills now? Is there any study about Linux users making less phone calls than others?

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