Archive for June 21st, 2011

Dreams Do Come True – Have no Fear

Are your fears holding you back from following your dreams?

 

Let Paulo Coelho’s powerful words speak to you today and let go of your fears…..and go after your dreams…

‘My heart is afraid that it will have to suffer,’ the boy told the alchemist one night as they looked up at the moonless sky.

‘Tell your heart that the fear of suffering is worse than the suffering itself. And that no heart has ever suffered when it goes in search of its dreams, because every second of the search is a second’s encounter with God and with eternity,’ said the alchemist.

Skype firing execs before Microsoft merger

Skype, the Internet phone giant recently purchased by Microsoft, is firing senior executives ahead of the deal’s closure, a move that reduces their payout, Bloomberg reports.

Four vice presidents, the company’s chief marketing officer and human resources chief were among those dismissed from the Luxembourg-based company, according to the report, which cited sources who requested anonymity because the departures weren’t made public. The report also named two other executives from a recent acquisition who were let go.

“As part of a recent internal shift, Skype has made some management changes,” Skype spokesman Brian O’Shaughnessy told Bloomberg.

Microsoft representatives did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

The software giant announced its intentions in May to acquire Skype for $8.5 billion –it’s largest acquisition ever. Recently, the Federal Trade Commission gave its blessing to the deal, which still awaits approval by the Justice Department, according to the Associated Press.

Microsoft said at the time it plans to integrate Skype’s technology with the Xbox game console and Kinect motion-sensing device, as well as with its Windows Phone platform. The company also will “connect Skype users with Lync, Outlook, Xbox Live, and other communities.”

 

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