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Microsoft's $7bn-$8bn Skype takeover imminent

By Mary Lennighan, Total Telecom
Tuesday 10 May 11

Industry questions whether software giant is overpaying for Internet telephony provider.

Microsoft plans to take over Internet telephony specialist Skype in a multi-billion-dollar deal that could be confirmed later today, it emerged on Tuesday. The software giant will pay a staggering US$7 billion-$8 billion for Skype, according to the Wall Street Journal which broke the story citing “people familiar with the matter”. Microsoft and Skype have yet to comment on the report…

Microsoft plans to take over Internet telephony specialist Skype in a multi-billion-dollar deal that could be confirmed later today, it emerged on Tuesday. The software giant will pay a staggering US$7 billion-$8 billion for Skype, according to the Wall Street Journal which broke the story citing “people familiar with the matter”. Microsoft and Skype have yet to comment on the report…

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