[FoRK] MS Skynet: Microsoft Buys Skype for $8.5B

Gregory Alan Bolcer greg at bolcer.org
Thu May 12 06:55:59 PDT 2011

I'm not sure why everyone is so negative about the Skype deal.  One of 
Skype's largest growing business areas is their business manager for 
SMBs.  Microsoft owns the SMB market.  Even for large companies it's 
become the de facto collaboration tool.



On 5/12/2011 6:24 AM, Stephen Williams wrote:
> More interesting details. Seems like Ballmer is getting desperate.
> They'll have fun watching the Google IO keynotes.
> Skype does have $800M in revenue, which is impressive. Seems like
> fragile positioning, although the installed base will carry them for a
> while in any case.
> http://www.businessweek.com/news/2011-05-11/skype-is-said-to-have-demanded-more-than-7-billion-in-talks.html
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