The stormclouds gather
Google. Yahoo. AOL. Now Microsoft wades into the VoIP fray with its acquisition of San Francisco based VoIP provider Teleo.
No company likes to admit that its aim is to be purchased, rather than go public. But Teleo in many ways seems to fit the bill of "built to be bought."
Consider: The company was founded two years ago, and throughout its arc, built its service and software to closely tie into the capabilities of MS' Outlook and Internet Explorer products.
According to from TheStreet.com MS now plays to integrate Teleo's technology into its MSN portal and mesenger service.
Geek.com carries some speculation that Teleo's software could ultimately be incorporated into Internet Explorer 7, but suggests that it would likely be offered as a separate download to "stop any anti-competitive behavior problems."