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Another Microsoft me-too Web 2.0 project looks to be headed for the chop with Skype's proposed purchase of a mobile messaging start-up. Skype is buying GroupMe, another app masquerading as a business, that has 20 employees and $10.6m in funding. The service lets you marshal your contacts into groups. Microsoft itself is in the …

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Sorry, had to point it out

in an mission to reduce costs

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Just illustrating that...

..Farcebook + Skype would have been a more comfortable marriage than MS + Skype...

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Anonymous Coward

merge projects

gives you "Group Me In" or "We're In A Group"

or to tie in location "Bing (Bung?) it in a group"

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"Skype continuing to work on "non-Microsoft" platforms."

As long as those products are not called Asterisk

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buh?

A friend of mine who runs an indie hosting service has a perfectly capable skype-to-asterisk bridge set up... I helped him bug test. (granted, it ain't native though)

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Clerk

Skype is dead as a dodo. Has no proprietary technology. Google phone works great!

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Mushroom

So Microsoft keeps Skype non-MS enabled...

This would be because MS isn't actually in the game at this point & everyone knows it. Ballmer wants to keep track of ongoing issues to ensure his last big buy, his overpriced burst ballon fails only to him. The problem here is that everyone sees it even if he tries to keep it quiet...

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