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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by Brunis on Tue 10th May 2011 09:54 UTC
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Whatever happened to Google Talks submission for voice conferencing through the Jabber protocol?

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RE: libjingle.. - leary
by jabbotts on Tue 10th May 2011 12:11 in reply to "libjingle.."
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I don't know any details on how that is/would-be implemented but on first sight but the thought of sending more of my traffic through Google's information harvesting servers makes me pretty leary.

What we really need is something that does end to end encryption under the control of the user; no Certificate Authority racket or "trust us, we'll handle the encryption for you" service provider in the middle like the current mobile phone networks.

With end to end strong encryption, I could have more trust in streaming my data bits through Google or any other provider's servers much like I trust Dropbox when used to host Truecrypt volume files.

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