Comments on: Microsoft’s $8.5 bln Skype price is in the cloud http://blogs.reuters.com/breakingviews/2011/05/10/microsofts-8-5-bln-skype-price-is-in-the-cloud/ Mon, 26 Sep 2016 03:26:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: MichaelHost http://blogs.reuters.com/breakingviews/2011/05/10/microsofts-8-5-bln-skype-price-is-in-the-cloud/comment-page-1/#comment-7908 Thu, 30 Jun 2011 13:19:42 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/columns/?p=5955#comment-7908 While Microsoft’s http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/office365  / takeover of Skype is good for all its stakeholders, you cannot help but hear the groans of Skype users when this news broke. Microsoft is a well known profit-seeking company and ad placements can very quickly ruin Skype user experience. Let’s hope that Microsoft can do so with inclinations to the user so that Skype can continue to be a user friendly and reliable service.

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By: Bob_Andersen http://blogs.reuters.com/breakingviews/2011/05/10/microsofts-8-5-bln-skype-price-is-in-the-cloud/comment-page-1/#comment-7406 Wed, 11 May 2011 22:00:31 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/columns/?p=5955#comment-7406 IE and Microsoft products unlike Google products slow down your computer.
I have restricted internet access for outlook in the antivirus to eliminate slow down. I use Google browser to check my outlook email, and it works like a dream.
Microsoft has to go on the cloud, and offer at least basic computing free similar to Google, to remain competitive in the long run.
Cloud computing is natural progression in computing.
I hope Microsoft does not make using IE a requirement to use Skype, or start charging for Skype video talk. That will take many users away, because IE & outlook is more vulnerable to viruses on the internet.

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