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10 May 2011 @ 02:51 pm
Microsoft have bought Skype  
According to the BBC anyway.

I'm not sure what to make of this news. Skype is quite clunky in several ways and it would be nice to see it improved with the potential investment of Microsoft's resources behind it. Unfortunately the terms "not clunky" and "Microsoft" don't automatically link up in my mind. There's also a concern that the Skype implementations for Linux and MacOs may become poor cousins (though part of the value of Skype must be its ubiquity) and that the charging model may become less generous.

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