But for me and 170 million other customers who love Skype, the scary aspect is this: Microsoft will screw it up.
We all know Skype brings people together in spite of physical distance.
At the time of the deal, Skype was valued at $2.75 billion—and people said the buyout investors were crazy.
Page was tweeting throughout the debate and did a Skype commentary afterward, only then turning to his column.
Skype was sold two years later for $8.5 billion to Microsoft.
Horowitz, in his blog post, says Skype has continued to grow despite those new rivals.
“That fake Twitter account also made us realize we needed to do it,” Choejor told The Daily Beast from Dharamsala via Skype.
Skype was founded in 2003 in Estonia with the basic idea to let people make free voice and video calls over the Internet.
Simply hook up your church to Skype, and beam in a more charismatic version, rated by the community.
Users, however, should have no expectation of privacy with regards to speech, except when using Skype.