John Murrell

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Microsoft Killing the Messenger, Migrating Users to Skype

Microsoft confirmed today that it will retire its Messenger service early next year after moving users to Skype, the Internet calling service it bought a year ago for $8.5 billion. Microsoft said the move will enable broader device support on all platforms for instant messaging, video calls and calls to landlines and mobiles.


We’re Taking the Day Off to Eat Too Much

November 28, 2013 at 3:00 am PT

Yahoo Snaps Up Image-Discovery Startup LookFlow

October 23, 2013 at 10:43 am PT

GoDaddy Acquires Online Invoicing Firm Ronin

October 02, 2013 at 11:13 am PT

Symantec Nominates Two New Directors

August 28, 2013 at 9:49 am PT

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Just as the atom bomb was the weapon that was supposed to render war obsolete, the Internet seems like capitalism’s ultimate feat of self-destructive genius, an economic doomsday device rendering it impossible for anyone to ever make a profit off anything again. It’s especially hopeless for those whose work is easily digitized and accessed free of charge.

— Author Tim Kreider on not getting paid for one’s work