A Skype in Microsoft’s clothing

Microsoft today announced that it is transitioning over 100 million of Windows Live Messenger users to Skype. It is the latest sign of Microsoft-ization of Skype. The race to integration is having some unintended consequences -- including declining quality of voice calls.…

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Microsoft earnings: All eyes on Skype

Just how will Microsoft make money off Skype? It's too early to say since the deal closed just last week, said Microsoft CFO Peter Klein. But he gave some broad-brush hints about plans for the VoIP fan favorite on Microsoft's first-quarter earnings call Thursday night.…

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Skype CEO, not investors, made the key cuts

Skype CEO Tony Bates -- and not the company's private equity investors -- were behind company's decision to part ways with many of their senior mangers, a company spokesperson told GigaOM. Skype Journal reported earlier that a whole gaggle of senior-level executives had been cut from the company.…

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Nimbuzz says it has 50 million users

Nimbuzz, a Rotterdam, Netherlands-based Internet telephony company says it has signed up 50 million registered users across the globe. That's minuscule when compared to Skype, but it's still significant milestone for the upstart company which signs up 100,000 new users a day.…

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