Tuesday, 17 October 2017

Microsoft confirms $8.5 billion Skype buy

By Mary Lennighan, Total Telecom
Tuesday 10 May 11

Internet telephony service to become new business division within Microsoft.

Microsoft on Tuesday announced that it will acquire Internet telephony provider Skype for $8.5 billion in cash, confirming earlier speculation that a deal was imminent. The software giant will integrate Skype's voice calling functionality across its portfolio, including into gaming devices Xbox and Kinect, its Windows Phone mobile operating system, email service Outlook…

Microsoft on Tuesday announced that it will acquire Internet telephony provider Skype for $8.5 billion in cash, confirming earlier speculation that a deal was imminent. The software giant will integrate Skype's voice calling functionality across its portfolio, including into gaming devices Xbox and Kinect, its Windows Phone mobile operating system, email service Outlook…

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