Microsoft Buying Skype for $8.5b is Silly at Best

Microsoft Buying Skype for $8.5b is Silly at Best I guess it’s good news for Canada, who owns some 50% of Skype, but it’s hard to envision what Microsoft intends to do with Skype for corporate IT. It has security weaknesses, puts a heavy load on some user’s machines...

Tech Jobs Hiring Like Its 1999

Tech Jobs Hiring Like Its 1999 Many companies are going gangbusters with billboards in the San Francisco Bay Area — such as Groupon’s “Do Something Massive” and Skype’s “Embrace Your True Calling” — to attract talent. The signs include links to available jobs....

Google and Facebook Rumored to be Courting Skype

Google and Facebook Rumored to be Courting Skype Google and Facebook have both had discussions with internet telephony pioneer Skype about a possible joint venture, according to a Reuters report. Additionally, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has had what Reuters calls...