Saturday, May 14, 2011

Week in review: Microsoft buying Skype

The following is a roundup of my stories from Investor’s Business Daily at and Click, IBD’s tech blog.

Time Warner’s “Mortal Kombat” and Microsoft’s Xbox 360 console help drive U.S. retail video game sales up 20% in April. (May 12, 2011)

U.S. Justice Department ends its 10 years of overseeing “anticompetitive” Microsoft.
DoJ issues press release patting itself on the back for declawing the once-dominant tech company. (May 11, 2011)

Microsoft is buying Skype for consumer credibility and to keep the Internet telephony service away from Google. (May 11, 2011)

Intel unveils 3-D chips to power its mobile push. (May 4, 2011)

ESPN president says his sports network is committed to its 3-D TV channel, no matter how low viewership is right now. (May 2, 2011)