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[HuffPo] Microsoft Bets Its Online Future On Skype

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As Microsoft agreed to hand over $8.5 billion to capture the voice and video online calling company Skype, the computing giant essentially bet its future on its ability to integrate conversation and video into the company's myriad services already familiar to millions of consumers
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Microsoft touted Skype's "real-time video and voice communications" in a press release, noting that Skype capabilities will be injected into devices including Xbox, Kinect, Windows Phone and more, and will also connect Lync (an email, instant messaging and voice communications service), Outlook, and Xbox Live with Skype users.
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I'd seen articles that Facebook and Google have been bidding for Skype, but I had no idea MS was gunning for it as well. $8.5 billion seems a lot for a company that doesn't make much profit, but it'll be interesting to see where they go with it.

EDIT: guess I searched the wrong forum before posting. please delete
Edited by bfeng91 - 5/10/11 at 3:13pm
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hope they make skype better by improving voice quality. all i hear alot is autotuned people as they attempt to talk.
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hope they make skype better by improving voice quality. all i hear alot is autotuned people as they attempt to talk.
You could probably use a higher bandwidth connection.
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Makes sense as to why FB would want it. I guess the new thing that is going to trend big is voip and webcam being more widely accepted.
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I think that it's a very bad move.. It's M$ after all..

At least it's not Apple
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