All that money, and no far future strategy….
A former Microsoft exec, who has experienced C-level meetings with CEO Steve Ballmer, said he doesn’t think Microsoft would have bought Skype to help Facebook compete with Google. “Steve is one of the smartest people you’ll meet, processing-power smart,” he said. “But he’s not a complex multivariate thinker, meaning he doesn’t think 15 chess moves out. So that’s why I don’t think anything more complex went into the decision, other than they thought the company would make a strong asset.”