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that’s it for Skype

May10

evidently it’s official.

Microsoft, a modern day evil empire, paling only in comparison to Facebook and Google’s potential, has agreed to acquire SKYPE.

I own interests in SKYPE, and will now be rid of it.

I rarely used the service, now an application found on the iPhone, iPad and Android devices (and, others, I suppose). but, only twenty minutes ago, I deleted them, and unceremoniously, from my devices.

SKYPE is now part of the problem.

peace be to my Brothers and Sisters.

brian patrick cork

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2 Comments to

“that’s it for Skype”

  1. Avatar May 14th, 2011 at 5:52 pm Aaron Masih Says:

    I am sure, my dear brian, that you will be one of many thousands that will leave Skype in anticipation of the damage that Redmond will do with the platform. I am only an infrequent user of Skype, choosing to use it for international communication with our family in Europe and India (works like a dream in those situations).

    I see many blue screens in Skype’s future.

    Oh, and don’t forget the value of all that data that Ballmer & Co will have as they peel off all those audio snippets from calls. That’s one way to build a strong language model for future speech technologies.


  2. Avatar May 14th, 2011 at 7:29 pm Brian Patrick Cork Says:

    Is that the strongest reason, do you think, for making that acquisition?

    I’d not considered, that.

    Cork


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