TITLE

Skype/MS Deal Stuns Rival Video Chat Players

AUTHOR(S)
Noto, Anthony
PUB. DATE
May 2011
SOURCE
Mergers & Acquisitions Report;5/16/2011, Vol. 24 Issue 20, p8
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports on the impact of the deal between Microsoft Corp. and Skype Global on other video chat services such as Viber Media Inc., Fringland Ltd. and Tokbox Inc. Despite the deal, smaller competitors were able to successfully initiate their own deals such as the venture capital fund raising for live group video platform Tokbox led by DAG Ventures. Meanwhile, blogs and other news outlets consider the Microsoft-Skype deal as a blow to Apple's FaceTime and Google Voices.
ACCESSION #
60678046

 

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