Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 10th May 2011 08:19 UTC, submitted by porcel
Microsoft So, the biggest acquisition in Microsoft's history. The Wall Street Journal reports - and it has been confirmed - that Microsoft and Skype will announce today that Redmond will buy Skype for $8.5 billion. That's a lot of money for a company that hasn't ever actually made any profits. Update: and it's official: yay on Skype on the Xbox360 and Windows Phone, and this: "Microsoft will continue to invest in and support Skype clients on non-Microsoft platforms." Let's hope this includes Linux.
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RE[2]: Difference
by TBPrince on Tue 10th May 2011 21:45 UTC in reply to "RE: Difference"
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Buying Skype doesn't seem like burning money out. Rather it looks like buying out a very significative player and yes, for a lot of money. Which is probably part of the plan.

It was quite significative that MS overtook Google and who else? Facebook maybe. Outmaneuvered on money, not talking.

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