Microsoft confirms takeover of Skype for $8.5billion

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Microsoft confirms takeover of Skype for $8.5billion

Postby Typhos » 10 May 2011, 22:30

The deal will see Microsoft pay $8.5bn (£5.2bn) for Skype, making it Microsoft's largest acquisition.

Luxembourg-based Skype has 663 million global users. In August last year it announced plans for a share flotation, but this was subsequently put on hold.

Internet auction house eBay bought Skype for $2.6bn in 2006, before selling 70% of it in 2009 for $2bn.


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Re: Microsoft confirms takeover of Skype for $8.5billion

Postby tex » 11 May 2011, 02:45

can i get some of that money please?
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Re: Microsoft confirms takeover of Skype for $8.5billion

Postby whiteboy » 11 May 2011, 03:03

I need to think of something like skype man holy shit.
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Re: Microsoft confirms takeover of Skype for $8.5billion

Postby Ceil » 11 May 2011, 13:10

Well, I hope they continue to support Skype on iOS even though I don't use it much.
Otherwise all good!
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