Logitech Expects to Gain From the Skype Purchase
Analysts have recently said that companies like Logitech’s LifeSize would be the first to get hit if Microsoft manages to turn Skype more toward businesses. Craig Mallow, chief executive of Logitech’s LifeSize, dismisses the fear that Microsoft’s acquisition of Skype will have a negative impact on LifeSize’s business. According to Malloy, it’s quite the contrary. He believes that the purchase of Skype will help boost the sales. He explains it by saying that Microsoft wouldn’t spend such a large amount of money if there was no potential for growth the following years. Another reason for the positive attitude at Logitech is because of the potential increase of webcam sales. Microsoft's purchase is not the only one. Cisco bought the Norwegian Tandberg, and Polycom bought HP’s videoconferencing unit this month.