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Microsoft Skype Takeover

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Bill Gates admitted that he advocated Microsoft’s recent takeover of Skype.

For those of you who haven’t used the video chat software, Skype allows users to communicate as if on the phone and see each other at the same time. Different users can connect using pin ID’s. The program is not particularly unique, but much more accessible and contains a much easier-to-use format than normal video chat programs.

With Apple’s rising popularity, it seems that this was undoubtedly a move to compete or bring the ball back on Microsoft’s court. Skype has been a great feature of the growingly popular iPhone, which has hit the market with full force especially with the release of the latest model.

Gates revealed that he plans to advance the technology behind video conferencing.

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Seeing the collaboration between Skype and Microsoft, or really the advancements by Microsoft, in the near future should prove very exciting and could possibly mark the re-dominance of Microsoft over Apple in the phone industry.

Microsoft acquired Skype through a multi-billion dollar deal, making it Microsoft’s largest ever acquisition according to the BBC. Bill Gates told the BBC, “It’ll be fascinating to see how the brilliant ideas out of Microsoft research coming together with Skype, what they can make of it.”

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