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Microsoft, Skype and reasons to worry that a good technology is about to die

LAS VEGAS--Yes, HP took some shots at Cisco. And yes, there was plenty of reminiscing about the early days (this was after all the 25th Interop show and, oh, how things really have changed), but

Microsoft pays $8.5 billion to acquire VoIP provider Skype

Just days after rumors started floating that Skype was in the sights of Google (NASDAQ:GOOG) and Facebook as an acquisition target, Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) today confirmed it had "entered a

Microsoft acquires Skype for $8.5B in cash

Skype has a buyer, and it isn't Facebook or Google (NASDAQ:GOOG) as rumored--instead, Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) will acquire the Internet telephony services provider for $8.5 billion in cash, promising

Rumor: Microsoft poised to buy Skype for $8.5 billion

Microsoft is poised to buy VoIP provider Skype for up to $8.5 billion in a deal that could be announced as early as Tuesday. The Wall Street Journal said sources told it that negotiations were not

Mac Skype users open to 'dangerous' bug, but fix is on the way

Mac owners who use Skype should soon have a patch available to cover a hole in the VoIP software that leaves them open to hackers looking to gain remote control of their machines. "The long and the

Facebook, Google exploring Skype video partnerships

Both Facebook and Google (NASDAQ:GOOG) are mulling partnerships with Skype after the Internet telephony services provider delayed its initial public offering plans. Citing sources with direct

Does a Facebook acquisition of Skype make sense? In a word, Nope

There are, for businesses, only a few things on which you can depend. One, obviously, is that if you have a ton of money, there will always be rumors that you're on the prowl for new businesses to

Rumor mill: Facebook weighing Skype acquisition

Social media giant Facebook is considering making an offer to buy VoIP provider Skype, after Skype delayed its expected IPO until later this year, Reuters, citing sources close to the companies,

Skype, Logitech, Panasonic partner for video calling on TVs

VoIP specialist Skype is teaming up with Panasonic and Logitech (NASDAQ:LOGI) to give consumers yet another video calling option. Logitech is launching Logitech TV Cam for Skype, a pure plug-and-play

Sony Bravia update gives users access to Skype video calling on TVs

Sony's Bravia TVs and Blu-ray payers have joined the list of connected devices that allow users to make voice and, now, video calls using Skype's free VoIP service. Users can make free voice and