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Gone Fishing
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[Info] Microsoft's takeover of Skype approved by DOJ (FTC)

Credit: »www.skynews.com.au/tech/article.···d=627506

Trade commission approves Microsoft-Skype deal
More @ DSLR: »[Info] US Government Approves Microsoft Purchase of Skype


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The article originally stated that the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) had approved the Microsoft deal. Actually, it was the DOJ, but it was announced via the FTC web site.
More @ »www.windowsitpro.com/article/pau···e-139523


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The Pig
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Re: [Info] Microsoft's takeover of Skype approved by FTC

I wonder why Microsoft didn't just repackage and rename their Messenger program?

LLigetfa

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Fear of patent infringement lawsuits?

I wonder how long before we see MS branding on Skype or if they will just kill it and just add it to Live Messenger?
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howardfine

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said by LLigetfa:

I wonder how long before we see MS branding on Skype or if they will just kill it and just add it to Live Messenger?

Exactly my thought. I've already said that, in three years, Skype won't exist or people will have forgotten it. A few days after the original announcement, Skype's web site had Silverlight on it.


Gone Fishing
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Skype 5.5 beta for Windows - with Facebook chat and contacts integration, under the hood updates to video engine
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Technical details
Version 5.5.0.110 File size 20 MB. Beta release. Release date: June 20, 2011. File name: SkypeSetup-Beta.exe

More @ DSLR - Skype Forum: »[Info] Skype 5.5 beta for Windows
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BillRoland
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I don't think Ballmer can afford another train wreck acquisition, they'll be under a lot of pressure to get this right.
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Gone Fishing
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[Info] What Skype Really Means to Microsoft...



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Re: [Info] Microsoft's takeover of Skype approved by DOJ (FTC)

All should be concerned.