Skype/MS Deal Stuns Rival Video Chat Players

Noto, Anthony
May 2011
Mergers & Acquisitions Report;5/16/2011, Vol. 24 Issue 20, p8
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.


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