Skype to acquire group messaging service GroupMe

While Skype waits for its $8.5 billion acquisition by Microsoft to go through, it's been indulging in a little shopping of its own.

Trends & predictions for SXSW 2012

Heading to the airport in a pick-up truck with the windows down, blasting country music, I thought about the week I spent in Austin, Texas. What was this year’s SXSW all about and what’s in store for next year?