Skype recently announced that it would acquire the text and video group messaging company GroupMe. The acquisition will help Skype entrench itself in the battle of Internet messaging alternatives for mobile phone users, currently dominated by Apple, Google and Facebook. Skype’s CEO Tony Bates stated that GroupMe can help Skype break down global communication barriers. Read the full article at WSJ.com
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Shelly Palmer is a business advisor and technology consultant. He helps Fortune 500 companies with digital transformation, media and marketing. Named LinkedIn's Top Voice in Technology, he is the co-host of "Think About This with Shelly Palmer & Ross Martin." He covers tech and business for Good Day New York, writes a weekly column for Adweek, is a regular commentator on CNN and CNBC, and writes a popular daily business blog. Follow @shellypalmer or visit shellypalmer.com.