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Not sure if want... Microsoft's had a sketchy past with project adoption and bringing those projects to fruition.

On the other hand; the Skype technology could definitely aid Windows Live in their video chat services. It would also be nice to see the two collaborate to make a service that does 1080P Webcam streaming.
Note: The only reason I'm looking forward to this is it would also help pioneer live streaming of other 1080P content over the net. Obviously, Webcam's would be a big focus for the two companies as Microsoft sells HD Webcams and Skype was promoting HD chatting heavily a while back.
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Originally Posted by Tator Tot View Post
Not sure if want... Microsoft's had a sketchy past with project adoption and bringing those projects to fruition.

On the other hand; the Skype technology could definitely aid Windows Live in their video chat services. It would also be nice to see the two collaborate to make a service that does 1080P Webcam streaming.
Note: The only reason I'm looking forward to this is it would also help pioneer live streaming of other 1080P content over the net. Obviously, Webcam's would be a big focus for the two companies as Microsoft sells HD Webcams and Skype was promoting HD chatting heavily a while back.
With all that, hopefully Microsoft will take a stand against internet caps since it would hurt Skype a bit (especially with 1080P) .
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post #13 of 82
Well, Microsoft will surely beat eBay when it comes to keeping Skype going, that's for sure.
post #14 of 82
hmm hope they don't ruin the normal service or integrate it with MSN or something :/
 
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post #15 of 82
that's more money than everyone here combined.
post #16 of 82
This is going to be quite interesting. Although somehow I doubt the transaction will go through in cash.
post #17 of 82
Having a decent Skype client on Linux was looking to be impossible before. It doesn't look like it's going to get any better.
    
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post #18 of 82
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hmm hope they don't ruin the normal service or integrate it with MSN or something :/
Exactly; I wonder what MS will do with MSN now...
     
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Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo
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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.
I want to use the windows phone because its UI is much more elegant than ios or android and it's a lot smoother than both of them too, even running on underpowered hardware.
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