Of course, the idea was far from original in 2011.
I was reading stories about this sort of thing in Analog back in the 70's.
Judge Buchanan made her ruling a month early.
What patents does Skype own that Microsoft could use to troll all the other VOIP providers into submission, just as Microsoft is now trying to troll Android phone builders into submission?
I suspect that patents are the real reason Microsoft bought Skype.
I see a purchase like this one, I immediately think "Intellectual Ventures".
For what it's worth, the latest version still resides in the Google Cache, so if you want to take one last trip down memory lane, do it now!
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