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News Bill Gates backed Skype purchase

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by arcticstoat, 18 May 2011.

  1. arcticstoat

    arcticstoat New Member

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    "Look I what I grabbed on the way out!"
     
  3. Snips

    Snips I can do dat, giz a job

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    Hail to the King Baby!
     
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    Apparently google is using their 'free' voice product to allow their servers to analysis voice traffic and learn how to 'speak' and 'listen' accurately to voice commands - wonder if M$ has the same desire....

    Andy when they bought hotmail they migrated it from a Linux backend to an Exchange backend, wonder how long till they move Skype onto Lync servers....

    If movies have taught us anything - it's that mega-corps are NOT a good idea....
     
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    B1GBUD ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Accidentally Funny

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    [Crysis]MAXIMUM RESPECT[/Crysis]
     
  6. javaman

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    To be fair if you want a deal brokered would you really wheel out ballmer?
     
  7. Chicken76

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    Hehe ... so true!
     
  8. paulp

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    Many times in technology deals the main goal is not immediate profit, but to further develop the technology and customer base. Then you can profit in the future.
     
  9. Bauul

    Bauul Sir Bongaminge

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    Maybe Bill just did it for shits and giggles?
     
  10. User-sam

    User-sam "Rare!"

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    Wish I could spend $8.5billion for the giggles :)
     
  11. javaman

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    You can, its called credit card fraud
     
  12. law99

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    What doesn't make sense of Ms owning Skype?
     
  13. LordPyrinc

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    Thus Skynet begins???
     
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    only if they re write sky(pe) in .NET and it can learn the nuclear code and strike first.
     
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