Menino, looks as though the price has changed considerably since our last posting .... they have to be at the negotiation stage still .....
What do you think about the continuity of skype for linux, android and mac after this aquisition?
And what about the prices per minute?
Yes deanhills, the price has changed from $7 billion to $8.5 billion.
It looks as if Microsoft wants to take over the voip market, and probably integrate it into all windows platforms, including the mobile versions.
I hope they don't start a licensing fee for using the skype program altogether.
i hope M$ will keep on developing the linux Software
would be very bad für the Android
i think this is bad for Skype. But agree that someone will come up with something better if they start charging for comp to comp calls.
Well, the last news I read about this acquisition was that Microsoft will own about 65% of Skype, and Skype will be a separate division of Microsoft, so I doubt that the Skype software will change immediately... but I think in course of time, Microsoft will eventually influence the product in some way - either integrate it with some existing product, like Messenger, so that users of Skype and Messenger Live are kind of integrated or can communicate with each other better.
Yes Deanhills, I know about the Etisalat in Dubai blocking Skype, as has Kuwait done it as well, since the Ministry is losing money from it. I doubt that they will open the site though very soon.