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EXCLUSIVE: THE COMPLETE AMD SKYPE SUBPOENA

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March 2, 2006 5:16:09 PM

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This deal is bad for consumers and bad for competition – and it runs counter to the inherently open nature of the Internet," the representative added. "That’s why we need to find out what’s really behind it. Is this what Intel means by “Leap Ahead”? It’s just further evidence of Intel using its market power to maintain its monopoly at all costs – even if that means hurting consumers by punishing those who’ve decided AMD offers the best technology to meet their needs."

He has a point there.
Sad to know that skype is one more of Intel's whores. :?

Read here:
http://blogs.zdnet.com/ip-telephony/?p=937
March 2, 2006 5:22:34 PM

actually skype is owned by ebay so ebay is one of intel's whores :lol: 
March 2, 2006 5:36:03 PM

More than anything I think the most significant part of this whole thing is just how much Skype received for it's marketting deal w/ Intel. The details of the transaction will become public at the trial. On other words no one knows for sure how much Intel pays it's partners to use Intel processors.

Up until now Intel has always been incredibly secretive about it's marketing subsidies to companies like Dell, HP, and now Skype.

-mpjesse
March 2, 2006 5:39:50 PM

Yeah, they might be secretive about their marketing deals but, they're sure as hell aren't secretive about how much money they make each year.
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