SOPA: A Closer Look

Seemingly overnight, the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) proposed by the U.S. Senate has rocked the online world.  The controversial bill inspired a 24-hour outage of numerous U.S. websites, including Wikipedia, and has even been criticized by President Barack Obama.  Many of the president’s advisors claim the bill will only make online businesses more vulnerable …

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Why did Microsoft buy Skype?

What did Microsoft really buy in this deal? Code? Nah… The Skype technology code base is similar to a version 1.0 of a microsoft product and is notoriously known for having been riddled with technical inefficiencies.  The Microsoft Lync product has relatively similar features to Skype.  So if Microsoft really wanted better code, I would …

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