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Microsoft buying Skype for $8.5b

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by wholesalereplica, May 10, 2011.

  1. wholesalereplica

    wholesalereplica BANNED BANNED

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    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-13343600

    Currently in talks, don't know if this will be good or bad, guessing bad. Big outlay likely means higher prices
     
  2. MrSmith

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    $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$
    Crazy
     
  3. blackhat.mmm

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    Yeah, nice find.

    I had heard about this a few dif times in the last 10-12 mos
    but it's starting to sound like it'll come to fruition here soon.

    I think MS should be savvy enough to make it work :)

    Change is a very constant variable....















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  4. soyafan

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    For some strange reason i hate monopoly

    I feel it will lead to increase in usage fees and all.

    Reminds me of ISP providers in India.Earlier there were like 2 companies in the market and their prices were high and since then several companies have come up and competiton lead to decrease in prices (which is good for us customers:))

    I hate big corporations controlling lot of things .Even google lol! In the same breath i also have to say,i don't think there is anyone offering stiff challenge to to google atm.
     
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  5. wholesalereplica

    wholesalereplica BANNED BANNED

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    I remember back in the beginning when the guys that invented it only did so for their own use so they could not be tracked by authorities

    they had a few P2P networks and were getting busted a lot, so they invented skype to talk amongst themselves

    Seems to have paid off in the long run
     
  6. MrSmith

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    Janus Friis and Niklas Soenderstroem + the other small investors weren't on P2P networks lol.
     
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    Is skype an ebay company?!:confused:
    Cheerios
     
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    Skype Ebay? Don't think so, well I use skype a lot, hope they dont do big changes!
     
  9. wholesalereplica

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    They were working with a guy called Mark Dyne who ultimately owned Kazaa, he was the one that brokered the deal to Ebay and made himself $1b out of it, Dyne because of Kazaa needed a safe platform to discuss things on....Skype
     
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    http://www.startup-book.com/2008/04/17/cap-table-skype/

    did not think my memory was playing tricks, Skypes founders were also founders of Kazaa
     
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    thanks for that, looks like ebay eventually made money out of skype
     
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    When other people have great ideas and make 1 thing and they make it good, in the long run, they retire with just 1 sale


    I guess we'll never retire, and we'll keep making little pennies compared with others...xD:rolleyes:
     
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    man!thats terrific news!
     
  15. MrSmith

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    Janus Friis has made some poor investments lately though.

    And yes. Kazaa was made by the same people as Skype. Janus Friis was involved in this.
     
  16. neilbradydom

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    Ah fuck, another good product probably altered not for the best. Microsoft sucks balls.
     
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    thought google would do that
     
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    Lets just hope MS doesnt ruin skype...
     
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    Thank god it wasn't bought from Facebook or g00gle..
     
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    I agree 100% its happening way to much