Skype’s version 5 update practically destroyed the software in the eyes of many loyal customers, but not enough to sway Microsoft from paying $8.5 Billion for the company. Skype, a simple product yet essential to the world we live in today has 170 million users. Microsoft roughly paid $50 per user for Skype and have grown their instant messaging network of 150 million MSN users now to over 320 million users. One company comes to mind in this acquisition, Intertainment media and their Ortsbo instant translation software. As we communicate with people further away, we reach language barriers, Ortsbo already supporting MSN, has yet to jump in with Skype. Could the acquisition by Microsoft give them that missing link?
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There are tons of deals from the Amazon Appstore that will be offered starting now and throughout the holiday shopping season. They say that they will have "hundreds of titles that are eitehr free... or available between 50-90% off" the regular price.
Case in point, if you head over to the Google Play Store right now, you'll find that Google is celebrating all Cyber Weekend with discounts on all sorts of content. This includes many popular apps and games
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Mellis was one of the people who came up with the now hugely popular Arduino platform and now he has come up with plans for people to build their own cell phone for about $200 in parts.
If you were hoping to save yourself some cash as you brave the Black Friday shopping crowds, you'll want to go somewhere other than the official Apple Stores.