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Submission + - Skype: has Microsoft's $8.5bn spending paid off yet – and can it? (theguardian.com)

mspohr writes: The Guardian has an article by Charles Arthur who predicted: "In May 2011, when Microsoft announced its planned purchase of Skype for $8.5bn (£5,5bn), I called it "a gamble unlikely to pay off".
Just over two years later, has the gamble in fact paid off – or does it show signs of doing so?
What follows is a fairly detailed analysis of his original criticism (he was wrong about some parts), an update on Skype performance and a conclusion that it's not as bad as some of the other acquisitions... damning with faint praise.

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Skype: has Microsoft's $8.5bn spending paid off yet – and can it?

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