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Submission + - Microsoft To Bring Cable TV to 360 (cnet.com)

iONiUM writes: "From the article, '[Microsoft] announced this morning that nearly 40 television content providers--including Comcast, Verizon, and HBO in the United States--will roll out programming over Xbox Live. The company also has deals lined up with providers in the U.K., Spain, Canada, Mexico, Germany, and Italy.'
This seems like yet another step forward in killing traditional cable companies."


Submission + - Microsoft to buy Skype for $8.5bln (nytimes.com)

iONiUM writes: "Although it was rumored recently that Facebook would buy Skype, it seems Microsoft has ended up with them. The boards of both companies have approved a deal for Microsoft to acquire Skype. It is probable they will integrate Skype into Xbox360 services, and possibly Windows Phone 7, meaning there could be some interesting VOIP options on WP7 in the future."

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