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Wondering Why MSN Bought Teleo?

Erik raises the question why Microsoft bought Teleo. My guess is there is something in the patents that Teleo has filed that was attractive enough to make them feel they have a reason to own it beyond deploying it as a front end to MSN Messenger. Teleo had originally made claims that they were a P2P VoIP play, but in the Microsoft announcement that was nowhere to be seen.

I continue to think there is some aspect of this that blends into the Live Communications Server side of the equation and also some ties to protecting Click To Dial.