Don't Skype Me: How Microsoft Turned Consumers Against a Beloved Brand [telecom]

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Don't Skype Me: How Microsoft Turned Consumers Against a Beloved Brand

Since buying the internet phone service in 2011, Microsoft has signed
up corporations like GE and alienated long-time Skypers.

By Dina Bass  and Nate Lanxon

It's relatively easy these days to find critics of Skype, the popular
online calling service that Microsoft acquired in 2011 for $8.5
billion. Former devotees routinely gripe on social media that the
software has become too difficult to use. On the Apple App store and
Google Play store, negative reviews of the smartphone app are piling
up, citing everything from poor call quality to gluttonous battery
demand.

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-05-10/don-t-skype-me-how-microsoft-turned-consumers-against-a-beloved-brand

Re: Don't Skype Me: How Microsoft Turned Consumers Against a Beloved Brand [telecom]
On Friday, May 11, 2018 at 10:36:55 AM UTC-4, Monty Solomon wrote:
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Historical references:
The Bell System invested a substantial amount of money to develop and
perfect Picturephone service, but in its day, it never caught on.

LIFE July 3 1964
https://books.google.com/books?id=nEEEAAAAMBAJ&lpg=PA97&dq=picturephone&pg=PA97#v=onepage&q&f=false

Popular science June 1968
https://books.google.com/books?id=mykDAAAAMBAJ&lpg=PA46&dq=picturephone&pg=PA46#v=onepage&q&f=false

Popular science March 1971
https://books.google.com/books?id=ogAAAAAAMBAJ&lpg=PA65&dq=picturephone&pg=PA65#v=onepage&q&f=false

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