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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Comment by iphitus
by iphitus on Wed 11th May 2011 10:07 UTC
iphitus
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2006-03-27

And, it's pretty much impossible for Microsoft to make Skype's interface on Windows worse than it already is, so there's that.


They could convert it to the ribbon *ducks*

(I don't actually mind ribbon in Word/Excel, but I doubt it would suit skype)

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