Skype Possible Bought Out By Google or Facebook

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  1. WenWM

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    It seems everyone has been asking Skype to bring video calling to their Android application, the latest news on the wire says we might be getting it another way. Apparently Google and Facebook are both interested in a separate joint venture deal with the VoIP Company. Rumors say Google wants this deal so they can even better their newly announced Android video chat service. Facebook just wants it because Google wants it, okay no, they are interested in the possibility that they could integrate it to their website and possibly their phone application. Either way this works out, Skype will be making billions and us Android users will have another way to communicate.

    Via: Facebook and Google eyeing Skype joint venture, possible purchase | BGR
     
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    I hope Skype for android/facebook comes sooner than later
     
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    Technically the article refers to a JV and not a buy-out.
     
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    Maybe this will allow Skype to develop a respectable Android app? I like Skype and I use it a lot but I'm embarrassed by the **** app that it has for Android. I mean seriously? And it's been years...
     
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    Except for when Microsoft buys them.
     
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    Yeah I was about to say I thought I read something about Microsoft making that purchase.
     
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    Skype acquired Qik quite recently.
    Qik has video chat.

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    Stay tuned for MS Skype with Qik video calling/chat capability, appearing in the Verizon preferred-apps store (where you can find Bing, Verizon Navigator, etc) soon.

    And what is Google going to do about it?

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    I was about to post about the MS deal.... Why isn't MS acquiring Skype on the main page????????

    I heard a rumor about this when the TB was released. The guy at Best Buy (of all places) said that Skype got canned from the TB because a sale to MS was "imminent".
     
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    Skype has shafted us Android users ever since it came out with the app. Whether or not that is Verizon's fault is debatable. The Skype app on the iPhone has been years ahead of Android's version (and it actually WORKS). Skype has not been friendly towards Android. Now that Microsoft has it, I've given up hope for Skype to ever work on Android. My hope is that Google Talk with video will get to the HTC Thunderbolt within my lifetime.