| 5:17 pm on Feb 16, 2012 (gmt 0)|
because cisco home comm stuff flopped?
You don't have to worry about your stuff getting blocked cisco...nobody uses it.
| 5:42 am on Feb 17, 2012 (gmt 0)|
Allowing the dominant supplier of desktop OSes and office software to buy the dominant supplier of desktop telephony is not exactly good for competition, is it?
| 3:01 pm on Feb 17, 2012 (gmt 0)|
They don't exactly complete.
| 7:17 pm on Feb 17, 2012 (gmt 0)|
They do not compete with each other, but they combining the two does strengthen the already dominant position each has: for example, MS could bundle Skype with Windows (giving it an edge over competitors), or kill off versions of Skype for other OSes (making them less attractive to Skype users).
More subtly, they could make the non-Windows versions work less well (e.g. keep improvements to compression and protocols one generation ahead in Windows).
| 10:05 pm on Feb 17, 2012 (gmt 0)|
MS isn't the company they used to be in the 90's, I might go far to say they are nicer then any of the current tech guys *goo*app*
| 12:37 am on Feb 18, 2012 (gmt 0)|
|MS isn't the company they used to be in the 90's, I might go far to say they are nicer then any of the current tech guys *goo*app* |
Heavily seconded. "Don't be evil" is just a motto. Microsoft have taken far more hits for doing the same things other major players seem to get away with ... simply because they seem innocent (G) or too trendy to be evil (A).