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]: Doh! ...
by Damnshock on Wed 11th May 2011 09:02 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Doh! ..."
Damnshock
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2006-09-15

Google Talk works over the XMPP protocol.

For the voice/video side works on an extension of the protocol called jingle although it's a bit different than the "official" one (it's opensource anyway as it's under a bsd licence )

Regards

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