Comments on: Beware Silicon Valley financiers, Skype edition http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2011/06/20/beware-silicon-valley-financiers-skype-edition/ A slice of lime in the soda Sun, 26 Oct 2014 19:05:02 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: WLGades http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2011/06/20/beware-silicon-valley-financiers-skype-edition/comment-page-1/#comment-27719 Mon, 20 Jun 2011 20:53:26 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2011/06/20/beware-silicon-valley-financiers-skype-edition/#comment-27719 TechCrunch is saying that they still got 75%, and it wasn’t pressure from Silver Lake but completely an internal decision.

http://techcrunch.com/2011/06/20/skype-i nvestor-amount-saved-on-firings-wouldnt- have-been-worth-the-phone-call/

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By: John_Hempton http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2011/06/20/beware-silicon-valley-financiers-skype-edition/comment-page-1/#comment-27711 Mon, 20 Jun 2011 10:19:16 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2011/06/20/beware-silicon-valley-financiers-skype-edition/#comment-27711 And you wonder why Wall Street and its variants have a bad reputation.

This sucks. And it is evil.

John

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By: y2kurtus http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2011/06/20/beware-silicon-valley-financiers-skype-edition/comment-page-1/#comment-27710 Mon, 20 Jun 2011 10:14:38 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2011/06/20/beware-silicon-valley-financiers-skype-edition/#comment-27710 What can I say… it’s easy to get your feeling hurt shortly after you write a check with 10 digits before the decimal point. I’m betting MSFT’s hard ass integration team started rummaging around in Skypes recently deleted e-mails folder and found out that a few of the Skypers were pissing themselves laughing over how much MSFT agreed to pay. A few were conspiring to leave ASAP after the merger closes and start a secure cloud based office software company…

It dosen’t take long before Balmers minions start making a list of people to kill with extreeme prejudice. The Skypers who got stabbed in the back will probably get every cent they are due after a 5 year legal battle… but hey if you’re Balmer and you’re fried over how ill received the merger is by the financial press then I guess delaying your new enemy’s winning the lottery for a few years starts to look like a big win.

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By: GRRR http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2011/06/20/beware-silicon-valley-financiers-skype-edition/comment-page-1/#comment-27709 Mon, 20 Jun 2011 10:14:20 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2011/06/20/beware-silicon-valley-financiers-skype-edition/#comment-27709 Seems like they’re cashing in for the short term, for long term consequences of which they aren’t responsible for.

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By: DrFuManchu http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2011/06/20/beware-silicon-valley-financiers-skype-edition/comment-page-1/#comment-27708 Mon, 20 Jun 2011 07:38:10 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2011/06/20/beware-silicon-valley-financiers-skype-edition/#comment-27708 I hope Sequoia and Microsoft are looking forward to dealing with the resulting lawsuit.

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