Since the acquisition, everyone knew this would happen eventually. Skype has rolled out in-call advertising to people using Skype for Windows who don’t have Skype accounts or Skype credits.
This will cause issues for people who use Skype for podcasts and the like. A week ago Leo Laporte mentioned rumblings of this and noted he was warned not to upgrade to Skype software. This is why. He relies heavily on Skype for show production across all of the shows.
Well if that ads introduce then will hinder or may frustrate the user. I dont understand what they need to introduce ads??
Because they need to make money somehow. Skype, in its original form, was not making money so they sold themselves to Ebay. Ebay had plans to use it as a customer support/seller contact mechanism which never happened and they lost a lot of money. Ebay sold it to Microsoft and, unlike the previous owners, is monetizing it to attempt to not lose money. Not losing money has never been Microsoft’s strong point. They’re losing copious amounts of money on Bing. Almost the entire existence of Xbox has lost money. Microsoft goes off on tangents outside of their realm of good management and sense. It constantly comes back to haunt them. Think Zune or Windows Phone. Now they’re trying to enter the convertible tablet market with Windows 8. I don’t see this ending well. Microsoft already has enough people mad at them over Windows 8 in the first place and it hasn’t even been released.
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