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Microsoft used "No-Shop" clause to keep Skype from seeking a better deal

0. phoneArena posted on 10 May 2011, 22:04

Not that there are too many companies out there who could even top Microsoft's $8.5 billion purchase of Skype, the Redmond based firm wanted to make sure that the prize didn't stray and refused to negotiate without a "No-Shop" clause in the contract...

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posted on 10 May 2011, 22:48

1. messiah (Posts: 438; Member since: 19 Feb 2010)

Bloomberg from Office Space?

did u get the memo about the tps reports?

posted on 10 May 2011, 22:59 3

2. Lucas777 (Posts: 2137; Member since: 06 Jan 2011)

this is gonna be so cool or wp7... and what are we gonna call wp7 when mango comes out?

posted on 10 May 2011, 23:55

3. JeffdaBeat (unregistered)

My thing is, how long is Skype going to be relevant? I mean, isn't the industry pretty much moving to VoIP anyway? How long will it be before the carriers shut out Skype to again make up for lost revenue for people using voice minutes anymore?

posted on 11 May 2011, 04:19 2

6. Henrik (unregistered)

Here in Europe the carrier companies are no longer (or at least starting from 2012) allowed to block services like Skype in their operating networks. It's a law coming straight from the EU, so if they don't comply they are in serious trouble.

posted on 11 May 2011, 08:24

7. jbash (Posts: 345; Member since: 07 Feb 2011)

Skype will continue to be viable due to the patents it holds for voip and video chat. Why else would microsoft buy them? There is alot of underlying reasons besides just a ready made chat service for windows.

posted on 11 May 2011, 00:15

4. korbindallis (unregistered)


hehehehe had what a laugh at work reading ur comment on "office space"

yes those tps reports u have to be standing sipping a mug of coffee when u say that

posted on 11 May 2011, 01:55 1

5. SemperFiV12 (Posts: 948; Member since: 09 Nov 2010)

Kick Ass.... Bringing out the big bucks and going all in for Windows Phone 7. Microsoft is serious!

posted on 12 May 2011, 20:55

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