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[MS] Microsoft to Buy Skype for $8.5 Billion in Cash

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This just came to my private feed seconds ago. Should be posted all over the web soon.

Will edit post once some news articles are posted.

UPDATE:

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Skype will support Microsoft devices like Xbox and Kinect, Windows Phone and a wide array of Windows devices, and Microsoft will connect Skype users with Lync, Outlook, Xbox Live and other communities. Microsoft will continue to invest in and support Skype clients on non-Microsoft platforms.
Read.
Edited by DjiXas - 5/10/11 at 5:53am
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$8.5?! I thought the rumored $7 billion was a lot.

Must be nice
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Repost..? Well, it's referencing the WSJ

Ah updated, awesome
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Say bye bye to skype on android and iphone
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Originally Posted by Squeeky View Post
Say bye bye to skype on android and iphone
Seems the only way Microsoft can stay competitive today is through methods such as this and being the first to push for Do Not Track because it hurts their competitors much more than themselves. Now people might actually have a reason to want to use the Windows phone.

With white space internet opening up: in 10 years will people really want to pay for a separate phone service when you can just use free VOIP over your wireless internet everywhere?
Edited by PoopaScoopa - 5/10/11 at 7:28am
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Repost..? Well, it's referencing the WSJ
Updated with press release

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Say bye bye to skype on android and iphone
Yep, because they do not offer MS Office for Mac or anything like that.
Edited by DjiXas - 5/10/11 at 5:28am
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Skype will support Microsoft devices like Xbox and Kinect, Windows Phone and a wide array of Windows devices, and Microsoft will connect Skype users with Lync, Outlook, Xbox Live and other communities. Microsoft will continue to invest in and support Skype clients on non-Microsoft platforms.
Read the article first
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Cash?! I thought it was going to be paid for with $8.5 billion in Skittles.
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Read the article first
What? People reading articles in my OCN?

Imposibru.
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Well then, good for skype I suppose, unfortunately I think that people will see quite a few more adds now.
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