5/16/2011

Some analysts see Microsoft's planned $8.5 billion acquisition of Skype as a late-in-the-game play to catch up with the leading players in mobile and broadband, a move that SmartBrief contributing editor Andy Grossman compares to George Steinbrenner's 1980s strategy to lead the Yankees to World Series victory with the pricey acquisitions of a few key players.

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