Microsoft buys Skype -

Microsoft buys Skype

$8.5 billion deal allows Windows maker to branch out into video-conferencing


Microsoft has agreed to buy Skype, the popular Internet phone service, for $8.5 billion. The move will give Microsoft a potentially lucrative toehold in the video-conferencing market, especially if Skype’s technology gains widespread adoption in businesses. But the acquisition came at a high price for the maker of Office and Windows. The $8.5 billion price tag is more than twice as high as the $3 billion to $4 billion valuation Skype had been estimated to garner from other deals.


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  1. Yeah, but Microsoft too late to the game Google is taking over the advance software market and Microsoft hasn’t even figured it out yet and Microsoft has become like many American companies big and slow, Google is killing them in technology and software that will drive the future.