FTC gives green light to Microsoft-Skype deal
Microsoft has amassed a fabled mountain of cash and is paying three times the valuation of Skype a mere 18 months ago when private equity investment firm Silver Lake bought a 67% stake in the company from eBay. Although Redmond based Microsoft already offers a similar service called Windows Live, Skype lets users connect using different mobile platforms on their phones. Purchasing Skype could allow Microsoft to offer business users more types of business conferencing tools and sell more digital advertising.
1. Sam's Song (unregistered)
This will be amazing for the phones.
I'm slowly starting to fall in love with Windows Phone 7.
3. SomewhereInWA (unregistered)
Get ready for the bloatware. As M$ seems to purchase software from other companies, they increase the installation size (currently 8.49MB on my Thunderbolt). Get ready for a 20MB install (or better) somewhere in the near future. They just can't leave well enough alone.
4. ILikeBubbles (Posts: 433; Member since: 17 Jan 2011)
ouch... Microsoft wants to be Google but they just don't care for the people like Google seems to...