As the saying goes “ Money Talks and ………”, this has just been proved by the giant software company in the world Microsoft with their acquisition of Skype Global and internet communications company for a stunning $8.5 billion.
According to tech analysis’s called it the biggest acquisition in history of tech world and so far the biggest from Microsoft empire.
Skype is estimated to have over 663 million global users and with the combination of Microsoft, will extend Skype's world-class brand and the reach of its networked platform, while enhancing Microsoft's existing portfolio of real-time communication products and services.
According to Steve Ballmer the Chief Executive of Microsoft said “Skype is a phenomenal service that is loved by millions of people around the world. Together we will create the future of real-time communications so people can easily stay connected to family, friends, clients and colleagues anywhere in the world.”
Skype will now become a new division within Microsoft, and Skype chief executive Tony Bates will continue to lead the business, reporting directly to Mr. Ballmer.
Skype's software allows users to talk for free online using messaging, voice and video and can also connect them to a land line or mobile phone for a fee. Users will now be able to connect to Microsoft offerings such as Lync, Outlook and Xbox Live, while Skype will support devices such as Xbox and Kinect, the companies said.
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