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    , gawicks wrote


    I don't get why Microsoft paid 8Billion for Skype! Sure it's a good brand name. But it overlaps so much with WLM. According to the press conference Messenger and Skype will coexsist(???).

    So Microsoft will push both WLM AND Skype to all devices as IM/Chat clients. How's that helpful?

    Am I missing something?

    most likely they will make the products cross compatable so that they can say they have video and voice on all the different platforms, then they could do some brand name fiddling andover time make it one name on all the devices.

    nothing amazing, just a sound plan to merge them.