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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Let the monetarization begin!
by benali72 on Tue 10th May 2011 16:18 UTC
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Let the monetarization begin!

Let the proprietarization begin!

A great day for Microsoft that the government let this deal go thru, and a bad day for everyone else.

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lucas_maximus Member since:

It always been proprietary ... they open sourced the UI, but the core parts of the program have always been closed.

[sarcasm]How dare Microsoft make money from a product.[/sarcasm]

Edited 2011-05-10 17:24 UTC

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