Microsoft in talks to buy Skype

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May 10, 2011
  1. shakirmoledina
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    I say keep it free.

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  2. RupeeClock

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    Please don't, MSN/Live messenger is bloated as shit.
     
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    eBay didn't know what to do with it, but Microsoft just might.
     
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    Omg please don't.
     
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    OMG *SIGH!* WTF! I just know they will mess Skype up.

    BTW: I just read this on CNET.
     
  6. Eckin

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    this, so bad
     
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    ICQ was great, then it got bought, and promptly ruined.

    I see Skype dying rather suddenly after being purchased.

    Makes you wonder why MS is interested as the above is so likely.

    I'd guess they are just wanting to kill it off for the tune of 8 billion.
     
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    Maybe Microsoft will give unlimited calling to non-skype lines for xbox/microlive gold users.
     
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    No please [​IMG]
    I love skype
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    Do any of you actually have a valid reason for not wanting Microsoft to acquire Skype? I don't see an issue here and they could bring it to Xbox360 and see the service really take off.
     
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    Awww . . . It's nice to see our cute little Microsofty getting its proper nutrients. Bon Appetite!
     
  13. Zorua

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    NOOOOOOOO!
    Microsoft Points for calling people!
    Expensive shit! [​IMG]
    Skype's gonna go down the drain if m$ acquires it. [​IMG]
    No, please no, leave them alone, Microsoft! [​IMG]
     
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    Let's sue Microsoft, hackers get them!! They mustn't get their filthy hands on Skype!!
    Skype is my favorite program to call my fiancee, and if it goes to Microsoft...it'll just....die .-. like the fail piece of crap MSN.
     
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    Well it was nice while it lasted [​IMG]
     
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    I have no great love for Skype's legal department and by extension Skype as a whole.

    Equally it is not like VOIP is hard to do even if MS do hose it up something wicked- there are many great alternative programs/services just that they are by and large squaring off against the monolith that is Skype- for reference
    How many of you still use
    AOL
    AOL messenger
    MSN messenger
    Myspace
    ICQ

    Every one of those was dubbed "too big to fail" as it were and aside from MSN messenger or whatever it calls itself nowadays they have all taken a backseat compared to current protocols. History has loads of examples of this at every level (Sun, Sega, Dell to an extent, yahoo, Blockbuster, Xerox, Kodak and I could go on).

    *wanders off humming "circle of life tech".*
     
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    Cheap skype calls!*
    *1 Cent per minute from Skype to skype only. Terms and conditions apply.


    I see this happening lol.
     
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    SONOFABITCH

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    TTTTTTT!!!!!!!!!!!

    (seriously, anyone know of any good cross-platform alternatives?)
     
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    they've made the deal already
     
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