Friday, August 26, 2005

Google's Move into IM

Google's Move into IM: "With Google now officially in the world of voice communications via its Talk product, and Skype furthering its development efforts with API releases, the two company's strategies are dovetailing nicely.
Here's a purely speculative scenario: Google recently announced that it will be conducting a secondary offering of stock expected to net the firm an additional $4 billion in capital. Meanwhile, it is rumored that Skype was almost sold to News Corp. for $3 billion. So what if Google bought Skype? It'd be a mega-merger, of course, with enormous implications for instant messaging and communications. And it would also be an announcement that might justify hyped-up headlines."

Or maybe Google is instead out to establish new case studies for not-invented-here syndrome...

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