Featured Articles

TSMC: Volume production of 16nm FinFET in 2H 2015

TSMC: Volume production of 16nm FinFET in 2H 2015

TSMC has announced that it will begin volume production of 16nm FinFET products in the second half of 2015, in late…

More...
AMD misses earnings targets, announces layoffs

AMD misses earnings targets, announces layoffs

AMD has missed earnings targets and is planning a substantial job cuts. The company reported quarterly earnings yesterday and the street is…

More...
Did Google botch the Nexus 6 and Nexus 9?

Did Google botch the Nexus 6 and Nexus 9?

As expected, Google has finally released the eagerly awaited Nexus 6 phablet and its first 64-bit device, the Nexus 9 tablet.

More...
Gainward GTX 970 Phantom previewed

Gainward GTX 970 Phantom previewed

Nvidia has released two new graphics cards based on its latest Maxwell GPU architecture. The Geforce GTX 970 and Geforce GTX…

More...
EVGA GTX 970 SC ACX 2.0 reviewed

EVGA GTX 970 SC ACX 2.0 reviewed

Nvidia has released two new graphics cards based on its latest Maxwell GPU architecture. The Geforce GTX 970 and Geforce GTX…

More...
Frontpage Slideshow | Copyright © 2006-2010 orks, a business unit of Nuevvo Webware Ltd.
Monday, 09 May 2011 14:33

Microsoft might buy Skype

Written by Nick Farell


Or at least invest
The dark satanic rumour mill has managed to turn out a hell on earth yarn that Microsoft is in talks with Skype.

Word on the street is that Microsoft wants to either buy the Luxembourg-based outfit, partnering with it, or at the very least invest. Corporate attorneys and other senior managers were said to be working late over the weekend to hatch out a deal and an announcement may be made later this week.

If Microsoft does buy it, it would get a big boost in the hotly contested enterprise collaboration market places. It would be useful in the war against Cisco and Google and give Microsoft an application/service that can help with the adoption of the future versions of Windows Mobile operating system.

It would mean that carriers might have to listen to Microsoft.  Many of them looking to partner with Skype as they start to transition to LTE-based networks. Microsoft is not the only company that has been paired up to Skype by the rumour mill. Facebook is another suitor as is Google.

Nick Farell

E-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
blog comments powered by Disqus

 

Facebook activity

Latest Commented Articles

Recent Comments