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Skype Worth the Hype

Nearly every time I see a TV correspondent reporting from a distant land, he or she is using Skype. The cloud-based phone service is also a favorite of teens, who -- when not texting (e-mail is so passé) -- are busy Skyping. And most of the time they use video calls, since just a voice phone is also passé.

Microsoft wants in on this action, and is ready to pony up some $8.5 billion for Skype and its over 600 million customers.

Microsoft isn't always known for inventing the newest, hottest technology (except for the Xbox), but it can spot a winner as it did with Hotmail and now Skype. Is Microsoft just buying its way into new markets? Are you a Skype lover or hater? Answers to either welcome at dbarney@1105media.com.

Posted by Doug Barney on 05/10/2011 at 12:47 PM


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