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]: Wireless telco?
by tomcat on Wed 11th May 2011 20:18 UTC in reply to "RE: Wireless telco?"
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I would actually welcome that. Not that I would EVER want Microsoft as my carrier - I'd rather shoves pieces of faeces-drenched glass under my fingernails - but anything to shake up the carriers is welcome by me.

Rrrrright, because it's not like Microsoft has any experience running a large-scale network that supports realtime communications on a global scale like Xbox Live...

Oh, wait...

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