Maybe Google's looking at a Skype acquisition?
This interests us because Rich has some cool conjecture(s)..
"You don’t think there are 100 propeller heads (said respectfully – I am a fellow propeller head) in the Googleplex working on speech recognition right this moment so if they acquire Skype they can immediately run contextual ads based on what you are talking about?"
and we've known Rich for over a decade... Rich isn't often wrong!
Of course, if this happens we hope this means to Skype users everywhwere (on wireless headsets, of course :-) that they'll be generating speech recognition, without even trying!