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From: Lahcim Leinad4/1/2012 11:32:15 AM
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Skype - The Big Blog - Skype for String

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From: Lahcim Leinad4/16/2012 3:18:21 PM
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Microsoft seeking developers for HTML5-based Skype | Electronista

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From: Lahcim Leinad4/21/2012 11:58:34 AM
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Skype - The Big Blog - Your Ticket Back to Humanity

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From: Lahcim Leinad4/23/2012 11:49:52 AM
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Skype for Windows Phone drops beta but still half-baked - SlashGear

Skype for Windows Phone Omits Key Features | PCWorld

Skype for Windows Phone is basically useless | ZDNet

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From: Lahcim Leinad5/7/2012 11:15:24 PM
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What Stephen Elop Really Said About Skype And Carrier Relations
May 7, 2012 | By Pradeep


Few days ago there were reports that Microsoft’s acquisition of Skype led to some telecom operators declining to carry Windows Phone devices on their network. The reports were based on the recent AGM meeting attended by Nokia CEO Stephen Elop. Thankfully, MyNokiablog posted the original transcript of Stephen Elop’s reply to question on Skype and Windows Phone. Read it below,

Stephen Elop: So, thank you for your question about Skype. Indeed, Microsoft did buy the Skype company as part of the ecosystem that comes with Windows Phone and Windows and so forth, so that’s quite correct. The feedback from operators is they don’t like Skype, of course, because for those operators who have a traditional wire-line business, traditional telephone business, it could take away from revenues.

And, so what MSFT has done – and we’ve been part of these conversations as well with operators – is as you correctly say, if operator doesn’t want Skype installed on a Windows Phone from Nokia or any other company, then the operator can make that decision.

Now, you’re right: it can be circumvented. But of course it’s on all Android devices, it’s on iPhone devices, it’s on iPad, it’s on all of those devices. So in fact what we’re doing with the operators is turning it around into an advantage. Instead of them just complaining about Skype on Android or Skype on iPhone, with Microsoft and Nokia, we can have a conversation that says “ok there, is this Skype thing, is there a different type of partnership we can do that recognizes that voice over IP like Skype is coming no matter what, but maybe we can do something creative that generates incremental revenue for you.” Some operators are looking at bundling Lumia, Skype and their own services with higher-bandwidth allotments to actually charge the consumer more and generate more revenue for them. So by actually controlling the Skype asset, we can begin a conversation about how we can have a better Skype-based relationship, which was impossible for operators to do before. So it’s actually quite a bit more advanced than whether operators like or don’t like Skype; they actually want to engage in a conversation about what does this mean and how could we do something that we couldn’t d before. Thank you.

So, Skype should be advantageous to Windows Phone platform in one way or the other as opposed to some critics/reports.

wmpoweruser.com

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From: Lahcim Leinad6/14/2012 5:57:07 PM
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Advertising time! Yuck. Skype - The Big Blog - Skype Advertising Update

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