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Skype removes Google integration

Along with announcing the successfully closed deal between Skype and Microsoft, an update for the popular software has been published. It includes minor changes that show Microsoft’s influence on Skype.

Skype and Microsoft: The deal is done

Skype and Microsoft now announced that their deal has now been completed. Valued some $8.5 billion USD, Skype is making Microsoft one of the leading providers for Voice-over-IP phone services.

Microsoft buys Skype – but why, after all?

Microsoft buys Skype—and pays some 8.5 billion dollars for the popular communication service, more than Facebook and Google have bid. At first glance, difficult to understand, as Skype is well-known for their free phone calls. However, they earn money nevertheless.

Windows Live and You: “Development of Messenger has been phenomenal” (Sean Bradford, Neowin)

Ever wanted to meet an unofficial Microsoft Evangelist? Sean Bradford is one of them, and he has some interesting points on Messenger and the other Windows Live products. mynetx: Wonderful that you take some minutes to talk with me about Windows Live and You. Please tell me a bit about

New IM networks for Windows Live

In an internal message to developers, the Windows Live team has announced the long-awaited integration of several instant messaging networks to work together with Windows Live. Among these networks to be added are ICQ and Skype as well as AIM, Facebook Chat and Google Talk. “We are currently aiming to