Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Microsoft buys Skype for 8.5 billion$

The Wall Street Journal reported earlier tonight that Microsoft was in talks to purchase VoIP company Skype for between $7 billion and $8 billion. Kara Swisher just recently confirmed the acquisition in her BoomTown column, starting that the deal is worth an estimated $8.5 billion.

They will be porting it to Xbox live and for their WP7 platform.

Source: http://www.dailytech.com/article.aspx?newsid=21584


  1. Sounds promising! I just hope the good old Skype stays kind of the same!

  2. Can't wait to see it on XBL

  3. This is some big news! wonder what's gonna happen to skype now.