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It never made sense to have Skype on a phone - with the cost of data and poor fidelity, the phone is superior because a call is cheaper and better. Maybe in places were data is competitive, maybe, but then, is it really worth it when all Skype does is turn a voice into inintelligible gibberish, and where you get to repeat everything fifteen times because it cuts out or sounds wierd.

MS has a long tradition of poor acquisitions - they pay large and reap little, and this is pretty much the case once again.
...and you have a long tradition of posting hyperbolic negativity in spite of a blatantly good move by Microsoft, the best and most logical recipient of Skype.

Microsoft isn't a one-trick pony like Google which only has one platform that comes to mind that could benefit from Skype integration, and Apple which already has a lackluster video-streaming service. Microsoft is the only corporation that comes to mind that has enough tributaries that would benefit from Skype integration: Windows Phone 7, Windows OS, Windows Tablet, Xbox Live, and Kinect.
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...and you have a long tradition of posting hyperbolic negativity in spite of a blatantly good move by Microsoft, the best and most logical recipient of Skype.

Microsoft isn't a one-trick pony like Google which only has one platform that comes to mind that could benefit from Skype integration, and Apple which already has a lackluster video-streaming service. Microsoft is the only corporation that comes to mind that has enough tributaries that would benefit from Skype integration: Windows Phone 7, Windows OS, Windows Tablet, Xbox Live, and Kinect.
And squash the already limited support for Skype on Linux. I will greatly surprised if they don't.
     
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