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Daily Archives: May 10th, 2011

Microsoft buys Skype for $8.5 billion

Excerpt: Microsoft con­firmed today that it is spend­ing eight and half bil­lion dol­lars in cash to acquire peer to peer com­mu­ni­ca­tions com­pa­ny Skype, which oper­ates the world’s most pre­em­i­nent VOIP (voice over Inter­net pro­to­col) plat­form. The deal, which was first report­ed by the tech press a cou­ple of days ago, is the biggest acqui­si­tion in Microsoft­’s […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Core Encyclopedia Topics, Technology
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