Microsoft and Skype…Continued

When Skype was founded in 2003, I’m sure that a merger with a global technological giant like Microsoft was far from their minds, or even dreams. According to Microsoft’s official press release, the driving idea behind Skype was to “break down barriers to communication” and connect people across the world for little cost.¹ And it certainly has: in its first three years, Skype was the fastest growing internet community at that time reaching 115 million customers in just three years.² Today, Skype connects over 663 million users world-wide.³ Even among my staff, almost everyone here has used Skype to connect…

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