M$ buys Skype

Posted by: MacBozo

M$ buys Skype - 05/10/11 06:21 AM

Skype's new home page:

Posted by: Nana

Re: M$ buys Skype - 05/10/11 09:07 AM

I just read about this in the newspaper.

Quote:
Microsoft can well afford to buy Skype: On March 31, it had a cash hoard of $50.2 billion.


Posted by: DLC

Re: M$ buys Skype - 05/10/11 09:21 AM

LOL laugh

Why didn't APPLE consider buying Skype ?

Going to set up their own similar site ? or does "Face Time" do it ?

Not that up on the video conferencing arena. blush

Answer to my own question ! blush


Posted by: NucleusG4

Re: M$ buys Skype - 05/10/11 09:45 AM

Quote:
Microsoft can well afford to buy Skype: On March 31, it had a cash hoard of $50.2 billion.


I'd settle for the point 2.
Posted by: MicMeister

Re: M$ buys Skype - 05/10/11 09:59 AM

I'm afraid this just buried all chances of ever getting back a decent (Mac-like UI) on Skype for Mac...
Posted by: NucleusG4

Re: M$ buys Skype - 05/10/11 12:39 PM

They are changing the name..


to Tripe !!!
Posted by: DLC

Re: M$ buys Skype - 05/10/11 04:57 PM

Tripe ! laugh

Heard on CNBC "Closing Bell" that only 1% of Skype customers pay for the service. M$ charges for everything ! How's that going to work out ? eek

Most Market analysts weren't that impressed. smirk
Posted by: Jim_

Re: M$ buys Skype - 05/10/11 05:24 PM

Originally Posted By: DLC
Heard on CNBC "Closing Bell" that only 1% of Skype customers pay for the service. M$ charges for everything ! How's that going to work out ? eek
MS will start charging more, or charging for something that's now free maybe?
Posted by: carp

Re: M$ buys Skype - 05/10/11 07:07 PM

Its gonna be for PC only, after all they like watching Blue Screens.

More like.
MS is going to bastardize Skype coding, throw in Silver Lite, some how - meanwhile claim its better than facetime (you need to buy a Nokia phone to get this), while in the background fight off all the security holes it leaves behind.
Posted by: MacGizmo

Re: M$ buys Skype - 05/12/11 07:46 AM

MS will surely build Skype into Windows Phone, and probably Windows OS. Not sure they will try to make money off it directly, though I'm sure they'll try.

Much like most of what MS does with these acquisitions, it'll probably get turned into a steaming puddle of monkey piss.
Posted by: NucleusG4

Re: M$ buys Skype - 05/12/11 04:25 PM

With a side of donkey crap....
Posted by: DLC

Re: M$ buys Skype - 05/13/11 06:24 AM

Originally Posted By: NucleusG4
With a side of donkey crap....

Knowing M$, it's more like whale ShxT !! laugh
Posted by: drjohn

Re: M$ buys Skype - 05/13/11 01:53 PM

Microsoft Structured Acquisition Of Skype To Avoid U.S. Taxes
Posted by: NucleusG4

Re: M$ buys Skype - 05/13/11 06:11 PM

Wow.. eye opening article and hilarious comments....

Thanks.
Posted by: NucleusG4

Re: M$ buys Skype - 05/13/11 06:16 PM

http://brooksreview.net/2011/05/ballmer/
Posted by: Jim_

Re: M$ buys Skype - 05/13/11 06:26 PM

Check out this link from the link he posted though. Apple is guilty too. blush

http://www.winamericacampaign.org/supporters/

"Okay, so we found a way around the tax laws, which helped put a strain on the economy, now we want to bring some of the money back we saved in taxes to fix a problem we were a part of."

How big of them. I'm sure there is no ulterior motive.
Posted by: NucleusG4

Re: M$ buys Skype - 05/13/11 06:38 PM

Hmmmm.
I said..Hmmmm....
So all these companies have a trillion dollars they want to bring home "to invest in America".

These companies already have trillions in the banks. Why would I think they are going to do anything except dodge taxes on the moneys way in.. and then just bank it with the rest of their money. Is their any law that states that this money HAS to be invested? Or is that just slick wording?
Posted by: Jim_

Re: M$ buys Skype - 05/13/11 06:53 PM

Originally Posted By: NucleusG4
Is their any law that states that this money HAS to be invested? Or is that just slick wording?
It's too late, and I'm tired, good questions though. I'm sure it's not in the common man's best interest like they are trying to make it sound or they would not have avoided the tax in the first place.

Also tired of bending over for the corporations.
Posted by: MacBozo

Re: M$ buys Skype - 05/14/11 08:38 AM

Originally Posted By: Reboot
Also tired of bending over for the corporations.


That's Congress's job.
Posted by: carp

Re: M$ buys Skype - 05/15/11 02:19 PM

Another link from drjohn post.

Corporations Behind ‘WinAmerica’ Tax Holiday Campaign Already Pay Extremely Low Taxes

So while “WinAmerica” might be good for corporations and their executives, it’s undoubtedly a loss for everyone else.