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Skype Fires Execs, Avoiding Payouts After Microsoft Buyout

The Huffington Post | Amy Lee | Posted 08.19.2011 | Technology

Just after the Federal Trade Commission approved Microsoft's purchase of web calling service Skype, Bloomberg reports that Skype will fire a number of...

APPROVED

AP | By The Associated Press | Posted 08.19.2011 | Technology

-- The Federal Trade Commission is letting software giant Microsoft Corp. proceed with its largest deal ever, an $8.5 billion bid for web chat and ca...

Comcast And Skype Partner Up

AP | By PETER SVENSSON | Posted 08.13.2011 | Technology

NEW YORK -- Comcast subscribers: In the future, believing that the TV is talking to you might not be a sign of insanity. You may be getting a Skype vi...

Even More Skype Problems Reported

The Huffington Post | Bianca Bosker | Posted 08.07.2011 | Technology

Skype, the company Microsoft has agreed to buy for $8.5 billion, is reportedly experiencing problems--again. Skype acknowledged in a tweet posted T...

Skype Goes Down For Many

The Huffington Post | Bianca Bosker | Posted 07.26.2011 | Technology

See update below Skype, which Microsoft recently announced it would acquire for $8.5 billion, recently suffered some downtime, with users worldwide r...

Influential Hedge Fund Manager Calls For Microsoft CEO To Step Down

Reuters | Svea Herbst-Bayliss and Bill Rigby | Posted 07.25.2011 | Business

May 26, 2011 12:57:38 AM By Svea Herbst-Bayliss and Bill Rigby NEW YORK/SEATTLE (Reuters) - Influential hedge fund manager David Einhorn has...

Skype Cancels IPO

AP | Posted 07.20.2011 | Technology

SAN FRANCISCO — Internet calling service Skype has cancelled its IPO now that it's agreed to be sold to Microsoft for $8.5 billion. Skype serve...

The Economist Joins the Tech Bubble Herd

Robert Teitelman | Posted 07.18.2011 | Business
Robert Teitelman

The closest thing to a bubble in tech these days may be the rush to declare it a bubble in the media. Even if it turns out to be the case, it would be more luck than prescience.

10 Fastest Growing U.S. Industries

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 07.18.2011 | Business

Over the course of the recession, major companies have failed, entire industries have withered. But at least a few have not only survived, but grown. ...

Bill Gates Says He Encouraged Microsoft To Buy Skype

BBC | Posted 07.17.2011 | Technology

Microsoft's founder, Bill Gates, has said he advocated the company's takeover of Skype, and urged other board members to support the move. ...

The Wavelength: Attack of the Media Mega-Mergers! Skyprosoft, AT&T-Mobile and more

The Media Consortium | Posted 07.17.2011 | Media
The Media Consortium

Another day, another media mega-merger. The latest? Microsoft is buying Skype, the Internet communications company, for $8.5 billion.

SwoonXO and Shawn Fanning's Supyo Kickstart Live Social Networking Punch

Harmon Leon | Posted 06.14.2012 | Technology
Harmon Leon

Chatroulette is like the Wild West of live social networking where deviant behavior becomes the unmonitored norm. Shawn Fanning's next big endeavor is a "live" social network site named Supyo -- Chatroulette done right.

Alex Wagner

Will Microsoft-Skype Union Produce A Game Changer?

HuffingtonPost.com | Alex Wagner | Posted 07.11.2011 | Business

In 1974, a young Bill Gates would lie on the floor to brainstorm, in an office located next to a vacuum cleaner store and a massage parlor. These ...

Where the Rubber Meets the Skype

Dr. Philip Neches | Posted 07.11.2011 | Business
Dr. Philip Neches

Steve Ballmer is paying almost $13 per user. Microsoft would have to sell an additional Xbox machine or Office license to each one of Skype's 663,000,000 users for this deal to make sense.

Microsoft Investors Puzzled By Cost Of Skype Deal

Posted 07.11.2011 | Business

NEW YORK (Bill Rigby) - Microsoft Corp's move to buy money-losing Internet phone service Skype for $8.5 billion was immediately skewered by criti...

Skype's Owners Made $5 Billion In Microsoft Deal

Posted 07.11.2011 | Technology

By Megan Davies NEW YORK (Reuters) - Skype's owners, led by private equity firm Silver Lake, will make more than three times their investment - a ...

Bianca Bosker

Does Microsoft's Skype Buy Mean It Finally Understands What People Want?

HuffingtonPost.com | Bianca Bosker | Posted 07.10.2011 | Technology

Does Microsoft’s plan to buy Skype, a company that provides voice and video chatting services over the Internet, mean the software giant has finally...

Amy Lee

Microsoft Bets Its Future On Skype

HuffingtonPost.com | Amy Lee | Posted 07.10.2011 | Technology

As Microsoft agreed to hand over $8.5 billion to capture the voice and video online calling company Skype, the computing giant essentially bet its fut...

What's Microsoft Going To Do With Skype?

The Huffington Post | Thomas Houston | Posted 07.10.2011 | Technology

So now that Microsoft's $8.5 billion (in cold hard cash) purchase of Skype is official, what exactly does it mean for Skype's 170 million active users...

Is Microsoft's $8.5 Billion Skype Acquisition A Good Call?

The Huffington Post | Steven Hoffer | Posted 07.10.2011 | Technology

Microsoft announced the biggest acquisition in its 36-year history Tuesday morning, leaving tech analysts grappling with one question: Is the decision...

Microsoft's Skype Deal By The Numbers

The Huffington Post | Bianca Bosker | Posted 07.10.2011 | Technology

Microsoft confirmed Tuesday morning that it would be buying VoIP giant Skype in a deal that is the biggest in Microsoft's history. Here's a look at...

Microsoft Will Acquire Skype

AP | PETER SVENSSON | Posted 07.10.2011 | Technology

NEW YORK -- Microsoft Corp. said Tuesday that it has agreed to buy the popular Internet telephone service Skype SA for $8.5 billion in the biggest dea...

Facebook And Social Media: What Would Jesus Do?

G. Elijah Dann | Posted 06.20.2011 | Religion
G. Elijah Dann

Would Jesus unfriend Judas on his way to appear before Pilate? Would Jesus already be unfriended by all his disciples and all those who once clamored to be on his profile?

Massive Skype Security Flaw Exposes Users' Data

The Huffington Post | Amy Lee | Posted 06.15.2011 | Technology

The ten million users of Skype for Android are vulnerable to a hack that reveals a huge amount of personal data, Android Police reports. The site u...

Skype, Gmail Ban Rejected

AP | By VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV | Posted 06.09.2011 | Technology

MOSCOW -- A Kremlin official has rejected a proposal from within Russia's main domestic security agency to ban Skype, Gmail and Hotmail as a major thr...