Tag Archives: Skype

More Surface Devices (Part 2)

In Part 1 of this topic I mentioned that Microsoft is going after “areas where they can identify scenarios and user requirements that are going unmet by both competitors and the OEM community”.  So what are some of those areas … Continue reading

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A Windows Phone “Plan B”

Let me start out by saying this is totally speculative on my part, I have no information that suggests what I’m about to describe exists anywhere in Microsoft’s thinking. Microsoft has a huge amount riding on the launch of Windows … Continue reading

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Skype: Get real about what to expect after the Microsoft acquisition

There is a lot of noise in the system this week questioning when we’ll see the first fruit of Microsoft’s acquisition of Skype.  I think it is important to put this acquisition in context, because I find people’s expectations a … Continue reading

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Microsoft to aquire {NVIDIA|Nokia|Yahoo|Whoever}

Over the last few weeks there have been rumors that Microsoft would acquire Nokia, which were completely denied, followed by rumors that Microsoft would acquire NVIDIA.  The latter were caused by a clause in a contract Microsoft has with NVIDIA … Continue reading

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Is Skype really worth $8.5B to Microsoft?

$8.5B seems rather expensive to me, but I can understand why Microsoft would want Skype.  And I don’t think it is primarily for the reasons most people are saying. First of all, recognize that Microsoft already has two competing products.  … Continue reading

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