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Microsoft Buys Skype for $8.5 Billion

Microsoft is set to shell out big bucks - a whopping $8.5 billion - to buy Skype Global, the NY Times is reporting.

According to the report, the deal will allow Microsoft to leverage Skype, which last year had 207 billion minutes of voice and video conversations, on platforms including Xbox 360, Kinect and Outlook.

"Skype is a phenomenal service that is loved by millions of people around the world. Together we will create the future of real-time communications so people can easily stay connected to family, friends, clients and colleagues anywhere in the world," Steven A. Ballmer, Microsoft's chief executive, said Tuesday in a statement.

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Listen To XL Country 100.7 On Our Mobile App

Great news, XL Country fans --- there’s a revolution happening in radio and you're a part of it. No longer do you need a radio to listen to the radio. With our brand new radioPup app you can listen to Bozeman's Best Country all day, anytime, anywhere, for free --- directly on your smart phone.

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One in Five Smart Phone Users Don’t Use Internet on Their Device

File this under "So why in the world did you buy one?"

A survey by Ipsos OTX of 5,013 adults has found that 19 percent of smart phone owners have never used their device to access the Internet.

Furthermore, 32 percent have never used an app, assuring that their smart phone Internet experience -- for which they are presumably paying a monthly charge for -- is extremely limited.

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Playstation Gaming Systems Hacked

I think this is scary!  We don't have a Playstation, but I do have my credit card on file on some of the shopping sites I use.  May have to change that!  You just never know with the internet.

Sony's PlayStation Network has been the victim of the one of the largest-ever Internet data breaches, with the names, addresses and possibly credit card data of 77 million user accounts stolen.

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Apple to ship new iPhone in September

Do you have an iPhone?  Android phone?  Or just a phone?  When Verizon got the iPhone we all thought the iPhone 5 would be out in June or at least early summer...

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Most Hated Industries From Yahoo Finance

I have to agree with most of the most hated industries that Yahoo Finance came up with in the story.  Cable Tv has to be at the top of my list.  Why can't they just fix it right the first time?  Is it because they have us by the "wires"?

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New – Commodore – 64 Computer

I can remember the first computer we bought.  It was a Commodore 64, followed by an Apple II GS.  Now there's news that the Commodore is being re-released!

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iPad 2 Official Announcement And Specs

Apple made more news today as they announced the all new iPad 2. The announcement opened with Steve Jobs, looking "good", relaying sales figures that Apple has seen over the past year. Then Jobs rolled into the big unveiling of iPad Part Deux. The iPad 2 ships March 11th!

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May The Facebook Be With You, At Least While Commenting

Today, we're excited to introduce our new commenting system, powered by Facebook. Starting right now, you can comment on and "like" our posts right on the site using your Facebook login, and share them instantly with your friends on Facebook, too. You'll also be able to post when logged into a Yahoo account (and even more ways to comment coming soon).

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Jeopardy Contestant A Robot?

Have you heard of the computer that was designed to be a contestant on Jeopardy? No Ken Jennings was not a robot! It is a new device created by IBM named Watson. Is it fair to compete against a computer that has virtually unlimited amount of memory? And what else could this computer be used for?

While right now it's just a trivia spewing monster, experts predict this technology could work as a legal or medical adviser. Very interesting indeed.

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Is HDTV Really What I Need?

I am still living in the world of 32" regular tv.  No big screen, no wide screen, no hdtv.  Pretty darn good computer set up, but not a great tv set up.  I look each time we go shopping, at

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Verizon Gets iPhone

Big news for any phone aficionados out there; iPhone 4 is coming to Verizon--this February! Excited buyers can begin pre-ordering their iPhones February 3 and the phone will be available February 10. Details inside.

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