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Jean-Louis Gassée on Microsoft’s Skype acquisition: >In just the past 12 months, Microsoft has lost $2.5B in its Online business. They spend $2 to make $1 in revenue. Buying and “integrating” Skype will make the picture even redder. and later: >Microsoft’s ability to successfully charge for a formerly free product is lacking. I also love…

Jean-Louis Gassée on Microsoft’s Skype acquisition:
>In just the past 12 months, Microsoft has lost $2.5B in its Online business. They spend $2 to make $1 in revenue. Buying and “integrating” Skype will make the picture even redder.

and later:

>Microsoft’s ability to successfully charge for a formerly free product is lacking.

I also love the Elop quips.

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