Goodbye Windows Live — hello Skype?
According to sources at The Verge, Microsoft is planning on replacing Windows Live messenger with Skype. Skype, a voice over IP (VoIP) application acquired by Microsoft in 2011, will integrate Windows Live into its software — and possibly make its announcement as early as this week.
Recent updates to Skype 6.0 allow users from Outlook.com, Windows Live and Hotmail to communicate with each other in a single location making it somewhat apparent. Sources have also claimed that Microsoft has been slowly moving users over from messenger’s backend for Skype over the last few months.
It’s no surprise considering that Windows Live has not been a focal point for the company for some time. Personally I cannot even imagine the last time I even used an instant messaging software — it just seems so 90′s these days, makes me feel dirty just thinking about it.