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We react to Microsoft’s purchase of Skype, and share our thoughts, predictions, and a full round up of analyst chatter. Plus find out why Microsoft might be getting a bit of a deal on this massive $8.5B purchase!

Plus – Our quick thoughts on today’s Google I/O news and a few highlights from today’s announcements from Google!

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FreshBooks.com for sponsoring tonight’s episode!

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Show Notes:

Skype acquired by Microsoft
-Announcement
-Confirmation
-Fears & Hopes
-Coming to MS platforms
-5 Big Takeaways-Security vulnerability on Skype for Mac

MS Not paying US taxes for the $8.5Bill purchase?
“Of Microsoft’s nearly $50.2 billion in cash and liquid investments, about $42 billion is held in foreign subsidiaries and would otherwise be subject to a tax hit if the money were brought back to the U.S. Ballmer said it is appropriate to use overseas cash because Skype is headquartered in Luxembourg.”

Chris’s thoughts:
-Xbox 360 integration might finally bring Video calling to the TV in an easy way?
-Crazy VR possibilities with Kinect?
-What does this mean for Skype on Linux? (and Mac?)
-Will skype be built into Windows Phone 7 to compete with facetime and GoogleTalk?

Google I/O:
“This Is My Next” coverage: http://live.thisismynext.com/Event/Google_IO_2011
Gizmodo coverage: http://gizmodo.com/5800397/live-from-google-io
Engadget coverage: http://www.engadget.com/2011/05/10/live-from-google-i-o-2011s-opening-keynote/


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Written by chris

May 10th, 2011 at 11:13 pm