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Microsoft buys Skype for US$8.5 billion
#347679 05/10/11 02:50 PM
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"Hey, stop looking at Apple! We're still relevant!"

Seriously, I read that they would like to put Skype into Windows 8, especially to give them a leg up in the tablet market.

Others are wondering why they paid $8.5bn when Skype was valued at just $2.5bn a year and a half ago.


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Re: Microsoft buys Skype for US$8.5 billion
medic8r #347690 05/10/11 03:52 PM
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You mean "overvalued at $2.5bn"


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Ken.C #347693 05/10/11 04:16 PM
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Yeah. Most of the stuff I see on other forums is the typical "How long until M$ ruins Skype?" or "Microsoft has jumped the shark"


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Yeah, people seem to enjoy using Skype now. I can't see how Microsoft buying them is going to make that "better".


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medic8r #347707 05/10/11 05:48 PM
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I just read in an article that one reason Microsoft wanted Skype is because of advertising revenue, and apparently there is an awful lot of it. Microsoft makes 3 billion dollars a year from advertisers, and their looking to gain more through Skype.

It doesn't justify $8.5 billion, but it had to jack the price up some.


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Re: Microsoft buys Skype for US$8.5 billion
Ya_basta #347710 05/10/11 06:13 PM
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And this major acquisition has what to do with Pop Tarts?


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Re: Microsoft buys Skype for US$8.5 billion
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I don't know, but I'll bet the M$ boardrooms are full of debate over whether to go with Christina Aguilera or Lady Gaga as their Skype spokesperson. To prove it. Or something.


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Or a dyslexic cat. Oop.


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