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Why Microsoft Is Buying Skype for $8.5 Billion

  1. #11

    Provo, Utah
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    Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit

    Quote Originally Posted by LTR View Post
    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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  2. #12

    Posts : 235
    Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 6.1.7601 Service Pack 1 Build 7601 x64

    Quote Originally Posted by Joan Archer View Post
    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zen00 View Post
    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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  3. #13

    Posts : 4,514
    Vista and Win7

    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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