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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Skype for Windows Mobile
by crocodile on Wed 11th May 2011 05:28 UTC
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Microsoft needs Skype for Windows Mobile. It is part of its strategy for mobile phones market (see Microsoft Nokia deal). Skype will be only available for Windows computers, Windows mobile phones, and iPhone (iPhone for avoiding anti-trust claims). There will be no Skype for Android and Linux in the future.

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