Microsoft buys Skype!

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    8.5 Billion dollars! Think they will write a check?:D
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    Skype have gone over to the Dark Side.....
    What would we all do if they bought Apple?

    Tim
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    Who owned Skype before Microsoft?
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    Skype belonged to eBay for most of it's existense.
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    Oh, Thanks!
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    dont ebay own paypal as well?

    does this mean skype is not going to be free anymore?
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    Oh damn, here's another way of MS stealing more from us.
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    What will Microsoft do with Skype? Two things. First it gives them more of an internet footprint, which they sorely lack at the moment. Secondly? I think they will charge EVERYONE to use it.

    Ebay couldn't make it pay, but Bill Boy and co. sure will. Microsod (sic) only have Bing, and that's far from ideal anyway.

    If they ever took over Apple Tim, I will craft you a watch out of soap that will chime hourly.......Then I will cut my throat...:)
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    I use iChat on my Macs and FaceTime on the iPhone and iPad 2, so losing Skype is not a loss to me. :D
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    Same here, it's still on my laptop, but as more and more contacts get the Ipad 2 Facetime is really coming into play. MUST remember to shave more often though....:)
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    Considering all the Windows Live products (Live writer, live messenger, windows security essentials, movie maker, etc.) are free, I somehow doubt that MS has intentions of making Skype a paid video chat program.
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    Supposing Microsoft buy.....iPad Forum.....

    Tim
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    Don't say it!!!

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    Then we are all doomed!

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    That would be the equivalent of selling your soul to the devil

    Sent from my iPad using iPF, using iOS 4.3.2
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    I heard yesterday that this deal was cash. So I guess they didn't write a check.:)
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    hope he didn't pay in pennies lol

    icouldsave.co.uk - help save money and the planet!
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    lol

    Cash doesn't necessarily mean cash the way we normal people interpret it. It just means that MS will pay the money directly, instead of offering company shares, or some form of delayed payment. Cash=online payment.
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    It was pennies. You didn't hear that?

    Do you know how many?:D

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