Microsoft confirms $8.5bn Skype deal

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neilmac  Identity Verified
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Skype on the slide May 11, 2011

Received this news with dismay. Heaven help us all now that the not-broken Skype will surely soon be "fixed" with the shiny yet unsolicited lockstep updates and generally useless bells and whistles Mr Gates and his crew are so fond of.

 

Anabel Canon
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Oh my! May 11, 2011

neilmac wrote:

Received this news with dismay. Heaven help us all now that the not-broken Skype will surely soon be "fixed" with the shiny yet unsolicited lockstep updates and generally useless bells and whistles Mr Gates and his crew are so fond of.


I hand't thought about that!!!!


 

Krzysztof Kajetanowicz (X)  Identity Verified
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Don't worry. May 11, 2011

Worst case scenario: Skype is replaced by something else. Think Myspace->Facebook transition.

 

Philip Lees  Identity Verified
Greece
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Skype on the slide May 12, 2011

neilmac wrote:

Received this news with dismay. Heaven help us all now that the not-broken Skype will surely soon be "fixed" with the shiny yet unsolicited lockstep updates and generally useless bells and whistles Mr Gates and his crew are so fond of.


Yes. I'm already looking out for a successor to skype. I'm someone who still uses Office 2000. Works quite well. Not as well as Office 97, but better than all the subsequent editions.


 


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