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Skype CEO Tony Bates Updated at 12 midnight. Microsoft has bought Skype for $8.5 billion, in an all-cash deal. The deal closed a few hours ago. is close to finalizing a deal to buy Skype for between $7 billion to $8 billion . The Wall Street Journal confirmed the news after we had first reported it yesterday . The announcement is likely to come out later today or tomorrow morning, according to several reports.
Storia dell'articolo Chiudi Questo articolo è stato pubblicato il 30 marzo 2011 alle ore 21:02. Google fa un altro passo verso il "social" con il tasto "+1" Google fa un ulteriore passo verso la ricerca "social", inserendo sotto i risultati i consigli dei propri "amici" online. La novità si traduce nelle centinaia di tastini "+1" che stanno comparendo sotto le stringhe dei risultati.
There are so many tools being developed now that allow people to connect with their Twitter friends more efficiently. Developers are keen on doing so because they know that more and more people want to make the most out of their social online life. It is no longer enough to share links, but it is also important to engage your readers, followers and friends. It makes the relationship deeper, and it also allows one to really get a feel for the pulse of what is happening around us.
The potential acquisition of T-Mobile by AT&T [T] is bad news for Silicon Valley with its strong focus on the consumer: search, social networks, and a spectrum of cloud based services. The reason is that the distributors of all that wonderful Silicon Valley content and services, from Google, Facebook, Twitter, and a myriad other companies, will have to travel through fewer owners of the distribution networks. And if those distribution networks fail as a level playing field for all -- then innovation in Silicon Valley by both large and small will be drastically curtailed.
We are all obsessed with sites like Twitter, Facebook and Linkedin at the moment but rewind a few years to when the term Web 2.0 first popped up and a whole host of different sites were the hot young startups destined for great things. It’s amazing what a couple of years do though because as we can see below, some of the biggest sites from the “Web 2.0 generation” are either on a massive decline, facing huge competition or about to be closed down. There’s a good lesson here to highlight; how the hype cycle around websites and services can come and go and what was once lauded and destined for great things can within a couple of years shut down and be abandoned… Delicious One of the most popular and useful sites of the Web 2.0 era, this massively practical bookmarking tool was used by many people to keep track of content that they found online.
Jeff Atwood, in Trouble In the House of Google : People whose opinions I respect have all been echoing the same sentiment — Google, the once essential tool, is somehow losing its edge. The spammers, scrapers, and SEO’ed-to-the-hilt content farms are winning. (via Anil Dash’s nice roundup on the issue) I’ve been frustrated as well by Google’s apparent defeat by spam.
Google's latest decision to change its secret algorithms to reduce the rankings of trashy websites is a long overdue and important step to improve the company's core product: search. But the bigger problem with Google is not how spammers and low-quality web publishers have figured out how to game Google's search results, something I wrote about in August of last year in " Google? Where Are You?
Thursday, January 6, 2011 By Paul Ford I look forward to your feedback. I sometimes chat with people in the book- and magazine-publishing industries. They complain to me about the web. They worry about what is being lost.