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"Xbox Kinect could be Skype's killer app" Update: Microsoft acquires Skype!

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"Xbox Kinect could be Skype's killer app" Update: Microsoft acquires Skype!
05-10-2011, 12:14 PM
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"Xbox Kinect could be Skype's killer app" Update: Microsoft acquires Skype!
Update: added press release and conference details.

Allthingsd has confirmation that Microsoft will announce buying Skype for $8.5 billion.  I can see the potential of a deal like this for Xbox Kinect as Skype now has the potential of having over 10 million Kinect camera's in people's living rooms all over the world. Earlier, bloggers like this one already listed Kinect and Skype integration as a 'must-have' for Kinect and Xbox 360.

But now, other websites indicate a strong potential between Kinect and Skype, such as GeekWire:
Skype up to this point has made its move into the living room through Skype-enabled TVs and TV-compatible webcams. But a combination with Microsoft would give the Skype brand a major new inroad, while giving Kinect another killer app, rivaling Cisco and others in consumer video-conferencing.
Sounds about right to me, the only thing is that Microsoft has had problems with take-overs like these in the past.

Do you think that if Microsoft will buy Skype tomorrow, Kinect and Skype would be a win-win?
Official Press Release
Just fresh from the Press Release of Microsoft:
Skype will support Microsoft devices like Xbox and Kinect, Windows Phone and a wide array of Windows devices, and Microsoft will connect Skype users with Lync, Outlook, Xbox Live and other communities. Microsoft will continue to invest in and support Skype clients on non-Microsoft platforms.

“Skype is a phenomenal service that is loved by millions of people around the world,” said Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer. “Together we will create the future of real-time communications so people can easily stay connected to family, friends, clients and colleagues anywhere in the world.”
Find the full press release here.
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The press conference will stream live on the Microsoft News Center at 8:00 a.m. PDT, which equals 11:00 a.m. EDT.


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