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Why Microsoft Is Buying Skype for $8.5 Billion


ie9

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So that they can use Skype technology to build into Windows 8 for the webcam app ;)
 

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So that they can use Skype technology to build into Windows 8 for the webcam app
What would be simply great :)
 

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What would be simply great :)
I would imagine Skype would be come part of the Windows Live Essentials pack someday.
 

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That is my feeling as well, all i hope is that they do not ruin Skype for other platforms in the process.
I can only see it as a good thing. You could integrate your skype ID with your outlook, and then from there you could call/video call with that person on whatever device is convenient for them.
 

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Yeah that is true, It wouldnt be too bad within outlook actually, i assume they will just release it as a stand alone client for Mac/Linux if they did go this route.
 

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So they can spy on us, or something, you know since Apple is getting in on this game, Microsoft has to follow.
 

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So they can spy on us, or something, you know since Apple is getting in on this game, Microsoft has to follow.
I don't think Microsoft bought Skype just to compete with FaceTime. FaceTime has its limits in the Mac ecosystem. Skype is a cross platform solution, and can be marketed as a consumer and enterprise solution in this new world of mobile video calling.
 

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What if you don't have or use Outlook ?
 

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I don't think Microsoft bought Skype just to compete with FaceTime. FaceTime has its limits in the Mac ecosystem. Skype is a cross platform solution, and can be marketed as a consumer and enterprise solution in this new world of mobile video calling.
I wasn't talking about FaceTime, I was talking about "Location Gate". In a pointed jab fun way.
 

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What if you don't have or use Outlook ?

Then you would continue to use Skype the application. The Outlook integration would just be an extension.

---------- Post added at 12:03 PM ---------- Previous post was at 12:00 PM ----------

I wasn't talking about FaceTime, I was talking about "Location Gate". In a pointed jab fun way.
My apologizes. Hopefully MS takes some lessons on what not do away from that whole scandal.
 

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I hope they are not going to tie it to Outlook - who wants Outlook. I wonder what they are going to do to it in order to recover their investment. They will have to pop up a commercial after every word you speak.
 

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