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May, 2011

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May 31, 2011  10:05 AM

Microsoft-Skype deal stifled by corporate in-fighting?

Leigha Leigha Cardwell Profile: Leigha

In an unsolicited bid, Microsoft bought Skype for $8.5 billion, roughly 10 times Skype's 2010 annual revenues. The company's questionable investment in Skype has reignited speculation about Microsoft's indeterminate future based in part on Microsoft's past acquisition bungles. Dissension in the...

May 23, 2011  11:08 AM

Partnership has its privileges: Polycom’s winning strategy

Leigha Leigha Cardwell Profile: Leigha

When Tandberg, then Polycom's biggest competitor, was acquired by Cisco back in October, 2009, and Logitech acquired LifeSize just three weeks later, Polycom emerged from the consolidation chaos as the last pure-play UC, video and voice provider standing. Polycom has since parlayed an ominous...


May 10, 2011  12:30 PM

Microsoft buys Skype for $8.5B: What does it mean for unified communications?

Jessica Scarpati Jessica Scarpati Profile: Jessica Scarpati

Microsoft announced its plans today to buy Skype for $8.5 billion. Skype is obviously a behemoth in

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