Wednesday, May 11, 2011


Peter Bright thinks the Microsoft takeover of Skype, at least on current terms and at the current price, is a pretty dumb idea.  He makes his case with a clairity that could stand as an exemplar of a good business-school case study.   Meanwhile Mike Butcher tries to puzzle out what it means for Apple.  Just in general, isn't it a good rule of thumb that when bloated and cash-rich behemoths start paying top dollar for other companies, it means they've run out of ideas and perhaps lost their since of corporate purpose?

And did I mention that today was the day I put the Skype app on my Iphone?  

Update:  Ritholtz has the history nailed.  Mr. Softee, heh.

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