Re: Microsoft Buys Skype
in this article on arstechnica.com
Why Skype? Microsoft confirms $8.5 billion purchase, clarifies nothing
there is a thought about this deal from a side I didn´t realise before. It just doesn´t make sense for Microsoft to buy Skype from the technical point of view - according to this article, which really is worth reading it.
But there are other rumours on the web, that before Microsoft, Google and Facebook were also interested to buy Skype for 7 billion dollars. So to me it seems like that it was kind of a "playground decision": »before they get this toy, I´ll snatch it away from them«, maybe because Microsoft realises that they are in a battle which is difficult for them to survive.
But all this confirms my thoughts somehow for myself... now as they are in the position that they have won one small fight of this battle, they will take this chance to give Google a kick with their Android OS, just to give Windows Phone a small advantage. So when they have the trigger in the hand... why not extinguish the Linux part too at the same moment?
I trust Google more than Microsoft and I would not hesitate to jump over to Google Talk if Skype dies. I also hope that Google then may enhance Google Talk in a way so that it is a real competitor to Skype.
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