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i-Robot, Rainmeter, Youtu.be, MentionMap, Angry Birds Browser Edition, and Skype is now a Microsoft Company – HT025

Home-Tech-Album-125x125_thumb1_thumb1Jim, Andrew and Christian are joined by Bill Paulmenn for this weeks installment of the Home Tech Podcast.

For anyone who has been off the grid for the past week, the guys start off discussing what is possibly the most interesting acquisition of the year, being the recent Microsoft purchase of Skype for $8.5 billion US, and what this could mean for the future of Skype as we currently know it, use it, and most days, love it!

Join us for the show live each Thursday at 8pmC/9E at http://theAverageGuy.tv/live.

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The guys talk about the way they currently use Skype, their opinions on the future of Skype, given the range of products that Microsoft could integrate Skype with or replace with Skype, and the possible future names following the merger into the Microsoft stable.

Christian talks about the new YouTube shortening URLs YouTu.be, and what may be driving the use of this and other URL shortening services.  We talk about the release of Adobe Flash Player 10.3 for the Android platform, and how the other platforms are starting to fall behind the game in software development cycles.  Visit the Android Market to download your update now.