Why Skype still can’t compete with iMessage (it’s all about greed, grudges, and fear)

Back in April, I fanned some flames by suggesting that Microsoft needed an iMessage of its own—a free, baked-in messaging app that can serve as a communication hub across the far-flung Windows platforms, drawing in users from the mish-mash of communications services that exist today. Apple has iMessage. Google has Hangouts. Microsoft, I argued, should lean on Skype, which it bought in 2011. Check out this article from PCWorld.com