And now we see that old investment Microsoft made in Facebook and its acquisition of Skype beginning to bear fruit. If Microsoft can’t compete with Google … it will Borg anyone who can. Facebook is in serious difficulty.
Skype could be a useful and interesting partner for Facebook, especially with its impending $8.5 billion acquisition by Microsoft. Analysts have noted that in scooping up Skype, Microsoft can put the screws to Google, which reportedly had been interested in buying the company.