It’s Official: Microsoft to Buy Skype

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In a follow-up to the initial reports of Microsoft to buy Skype, Microsoft has released a new press release as predicted. Skype has over 170 million connected users which will help to enhance ‘Microsoft’s existing portfolio of real-time communications products and services.’

Skype will be part of a new division of Microsoft. The head will be the CEO of Skype, Tony Bates though the deal is ‘subject to regulatory approvals and other customary closing conditions.’ according to Microsoft.

Skype also has a blog post from Tony Bates who wrote ‘the combination of Skype and Microsoft will directly benefit all of you who use Skype by ushering in a new era of generative ways for everyone to communicate.’


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