While on the subject of Skype, I found it interesting, that when I broke the news of the takeover to a friend last Monday a friend who is a user of Skype, but not an IT person his reaction was “bummer”. He couldn’t help but thinking what was in it for him, and the answer is, probably nothing good. For that kind of money, chances are they’ll have to find ways to extort more money from it. Or at the very least, they may loose the upstart groove that we have come to love.
There’s been some backlash against funding and exits in the tech community recently, most notably from the 37 gang (couldn’t find a better link for now), I found it interesting to see this sentiment mirrored in someone not reading the 37s. What is in it for us, the customers?