Bill Gates pushed $8.5 bln Skype acquisition
It seems that Gates is still a strong influence for Redmond and if you’re living in the UK, you can take a look at what one of the richest people in tech had to say about the growing importance of software and video conferencing in the interview at the source link below. On the infographic on the right you can also check out how Skype made it from a little-known software company started in Estonia to getting acquired by eBay and finally to a staggering $8.5 billion value.
source: Pocket-lint and TheNextWeb
2. IOS5 (unregistered)
Mr. gates I have an small tech/ developer company for sale! Looking for only 500k!
3. Kartiel (unregistered)
I hope microsoft doesnt fuck it up.
4. MrKnowitAll (unregistered)
I don't know a product which Microsoft f**ked up!
8. mangavideo (unregistered)
Maybe Kino (I think that was the name....) phone...
5. nik0007 (unregistered)
Microsoft bought Skype for 8.5 billion dollars... hahahaha, idiots!!!!
They could have downloaded it for free!
6. taz89 (Posts: 2009; Member since: 03 May 2011)
what company that microsoft brought have they f__ked up....everyone keeps going on about it for no good reason
7. SMARTGUY (unregistered)
microsoft is back in the game! First Nokia now skype! Next time they should buy sony, since sony is losin money right now so it would be cheap