Morning wrap: Microsoft's Skype buy was stupid, or maybe not

  • Microsoft shelled out a bunch of money for Skype, you may have heard! You've head from our bloggers on the subject; you might want to check out takes from Woody Leonhard at InfoWorld (who thinks it's a terrible idea) and Om Malik (who thinks it's all about getting a Google Voice competitor on those Nokia WP7 phones).
  • Google's other Linux-based OS, Chrome OS, may be near launch. Does anyone still care? [TechCrunch]
  • A nice sum-up of what Intel's 3-D transistors mean for the industry. [El Reg]
  • Google and Apple execs are on their way to Capitol Hill to be yelled at by Al Franken. [CNN]
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