Friday, May 13, 2011

Microsoft Buys Skype

So Microsoft jsut recently bought Skype for a cash value amount of of 8 Billion dollars.  Many of you would be wondering why would Microsoft bother with buying Skype?  There are a few VERY good reasons why.  First, the user base is mind boggling. 683 million in Q4 of 2009 and it has only gotten larger since then.  Another big selling point for Microsoft was the accessability to Facebook.  It will allow Microsoft to place even more ads on Facebook, as well as within the actual Skype application.  For many MAC users that use Skype, this merge means that microsoft will have even more access to our cloud of OS X.  I have seen Microsoft compared to SKYNET.  So who knows what the future holds for Skype and MAC in the near future.  Let me know what you think....

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