This morning, Microsoft confirmed the acquisition of Skype, the leading Internet communications company. This is a very exciting announcement when you start to think about the combination of the technologies that Microsoft and Skype bring together and the possibilities of what they may become together in the future! (It’s been fun already this morning watching the chatter on Twitter and other online resources about ideas ) One statement from this morning’s announcement that I really think really starts the imagination going about what may be coming is:
“Skype will support Microsoft devices like Xbox and Kinect, Windows Phone and a wide array of Windows devices, and Microsoft will connect Skype users with Lync, Outlook, Xbox Live and other communities.”
Skype +Xbox + Xbox Live + Kinect + Windows Phone + Lync + Outlook = So much digital goodness potential!
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Very exciting times!
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Eric, thank you for giving us a perspective on the deal. The future of these products with Skype looks glorious. I hope the execution goes as planned. :)
We all know the Logical Reason for this is... (NDA) :)
where is Windows Media Center in that Skype lineup? NEED IT NOW!!!!! :)