Microsoft buys Skype for the staggering $8.5 billion, to use it in Windows Phone 7 and Kinect

Microsoft announced today that it will buy Skype from its majority owners for $8.5 billion, and will integrate it in Windows Phone 7, Xbox 360 with Kinect, Outlook and its corporate communication software Lync...
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35. Uzzelien

Posts: 131; Member since: Feb 22, 2011

The problem with them not sharing that code I was talking about is that they share it with every other company around.

28. luis_lopez_351

Posts: 951; Member since: Nov 18, 2010

Sounds retarded. they dont even have a front facing WP7 out available. Its like buying a Game before the system.

36. Uzzelien

Posts: 131; Member since: Feb 22, 2011

That's not MS that would be the phone makers for that.

30. Questioner unregistered

What is with that pic of Balmer? He looks crazy. Also, he is giving a thumbs up to the camera taking his picture instead of to the webcam. Also, he is wearing behind-the-head headphones on top of his head with the mic on the wrong side. The headphones don't even reach his ears...just wow.

32. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

can i just say... i want to swim around in MS's bank vault like frikkin scrooge mcduck! i mean seriously!! lol.

33. URC unregistered

Guess we know now why the thunderbolt had Skype erased off of all of its merchandising displays, even though that was supposed to be a big selling point.
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