May 10, 2011

Microsoft to Buy Skype

This is not going to be welcome news to many.

"It looks like you are trying to make a free phone call."
"Too bad."
Posted by Confederate Yankee at May 10, 2011 11:00 AM

Kinda bites, I have been using Skype for years, and with my brother in various deployments, Skype is great!

Posted by: Bob at May 10, 2011 09:40 PM

The company is said to be worth 2.7 billion. Last year they lost $7 million. MS is offering $8.5 billion for it. Good market analysis.

Posted by: Professor Hale at May 11, 2011 09:24 AM

Skype is just passing through Microsoft on its way elsewhere. I suspect that Skype will continue virtually the same as before for at least two more years before any changes are rolled out. Microsoft is utterly incapable of integrating an operation like Skype with their divisions.

Microsoft is adrift and throwing money around in the vain hope that something will stick to the wall.

Posted by: iconoclast at May 11, 2011 11:02 AM