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Microsoft's whopping $US8.5 billion ($7.9bn) acquisition of Skype may have pipped Google and Facebook but critics and investors have lashed the company, questioning the logic of the deal and saying Microsoft paid too much.
I liked Skype for it's independence from major corporations.
It seems like anything good can't last forever. Just when Skype was getting really good and integrating all sorts of technologies, a giant gobbles it up.