Skype under Microsoft – would you like additional ads with that call?

Great summary in Ars Technica of recent attempts by the brilliant minds at Microsoft to monetize Skype:

http://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2012/06/skype-calls-to-feature-ads-big-enough-to-interrupt-any-conversation/

“This is part of a larger blending of Skype properties into the Microsoft advertising network,” Wolff said. “Microsoft is selling display ads on Skype’s websites, the Skype ‘home’ pane in the desktop client, and now in voice calls. How would you feel if Apple or Google did this to your mobile calling experience? It’s invasive and gets in the way of good calling experience.”

There’s never been a better time to check out a Free Software VoIP alternative, really.

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