Gains from Trade

Tony Bates Weighs in on Microsoft’s Acquisition of Skype

What Skype thinks they are getting: Pockets deep enough to fund their wildest dreams.

What Skype is actually getting: Deep pockets with boatloads of resistance-is-futile strings attached.

What Microsoft thinks they are getting: ?

What Microsoft is actually getting: A money pit that without sustainable scarcity in the marketplace.



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