Microsoft Buys Skype for $8.5 Billion

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Microsoft buys Skype for $eight.5 billion, the costliest acquisition in its historical past. More than a few media record that Microsoft has got Skype, the well-liked VoIP communications answer in an quantity that the tax to 8500 million.


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According to reports from WSJ and AllThingsD , the operation has already been agreed and the official announcement will be completed soon. Actually it is somewhat difficult to understand the high acquisition of Skype as Microsoft has Windows Live Messenger , a communication solution with 330 million monthly active users (Skype comes to 124 million monthly active users).

In addition, Microsoft has Lync 2010, an enterprise unified communications solution that will soon bear the sensor Kinect, Phone 7 Windows platform, Android and iOS

We can imagine that the technology behind Skype is used in Windows Live Messenger, including interoperability between the two. It could also be used to offer a service similar to Google Phone Voice in Windows 7.
 
No further details, but after the agreement with Nokia and now with the purchase of Skype … Microsoft is up to something related to communication based on mobile devices.

 

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