So Twitter informs me that Microsoft are purchasing Skype for a lot of $s.
I’m sure many people are shocked at the purchasing power being shown by Microsoft recently, also with their little tie-ups here and there such as the RIM agreement to use Bing search in BlackBerry devices (something I will find annoying). However, I am never shocked at large aquisitions, as per my experience from a year at IBM.
At one point, literally every week there were emails confirming aquisitions of this UK company and that Israeli company etc. all of them small, niche companies who specialised in industries IBM wants to integrate into the Smarter Planet portfolio.
So the question is; Is Microsoft feeling the strain, are they desperate to be big again, will we see a new Microsoft in the coming months and years???
BB Torch micro-review
Ok so nearly 2 weeks in and still enjoying the BlackBerry Torch, absolutely meets my needs, loving the hybrid mechanisms, I.e. Having the choice of physical or screen keyboards, the slide action is solid, the camera now works well, even capturing my little brother running fast in a nice crisp still shot! The OS6 interface is a nice improvement, I love the menus for favorite and frequently used apps. The phone is actually exactly as the other reviews say.
Compared to old 8520 curve, its hundreds of times better!