While Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) has gained fame and fortune for selling simple, tightly integrated systems, Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) is well known for prizing features inside over form. Those days may finally be over. This week, Mr. Softy unveiled a new version of Skype that integrates MSN Messenger for aggregated chats. It's a small but user-friendly step that, over time, could draw more consumers into its ecosystem. Find out more in the video below.

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