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Microsoft finalizes Skype acquisition

suraj.sun (1348507) writes | more than 2 years ago

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suraj.sun (1348507) writes "Well, it's finally happened — Microsoft's acquisition of Skype has just been finalized, a little more than five months after it was first announced. Under the $8.5 billion deal, Skype CEO Tony Bates will be named president of the new Skype Division of Microsoft, and will have to report directly to Steve Ballmer.

In a post on the Official Microsoft Blog today, Bates seemed unsurprisingly enthusiastic about the acquisition, describing it as a marriage of two "disruptive, innovative, software-oriented companies. Microsoft is committed to the ubiquity of the Skype experience – communication across every device and every platform will remain a primary focus," Bates wrote. "And we've only scratched the surface."

http://blogs.technet.com/b/microsoft_blog/archive/2011/10/13/tony-bates-weighs-in-on-microsoft-s-acquisition-of-skype.aspx

Engadget: http://www.engadget.com/2011/10/14/microsoft-finalizes-acquisition-of-skype-tony-bates-shares-his/"

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This is good or not? (1)

onezeta (2484494) | more than 2 years ago | (#37711152)

Should we be happy about this acquisition? Google has youtube. Now Microsoft has skype. Apple has what? On another note, from Bill Gates to Tony Bates. Gates. Bates. I find that interesting.
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