Article here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-13343600
My thoughts on the purchase by Microsoft:
I have used Skype for a long time and when I first read this my first thought was, I wonder how long before the Mac and Linux clients disappear, the service requires a LIVE ID to login, and the free calls are limited in some way unless you pay up. These are ONLY MY CONCERNS and are not part of the article nor is there any indication that this will happen.
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