Microsoft's Skype Purchased Finally Approved

This week Microsoft got good news from the FTC, who has been reviewing the potential purchase of Skype by the Redmond software giant. The FTC approved Microsoft's purchase of Skype for $8.5 billion dollars, opening the door for Microsoft to integrate the technology into its operating systems.

Initially Microsoft plans to integrate Skype into Windows Phone 7, Windows 8, Microsoft Office and Xbox Live. Along with the purchase of Skype, Microsoft will inherit Skype's 200 million users. Google had also been interested in purchasing the service, but only offered $4 billion.

This week Microsoft got good news from the FTC, who has been reviewing the potential purchase of Skype by the Redmond software giant. The FTC approved Microsoft's purchase of Skype for $8.5 billion dollars, opening the door for Microsoft to integrate the technology into its operating systems.

View Article



Comments

  • There are no comments yet. Be the first to comment!

Leave a Comment
  • Your email address will not be published. All fields are required.

Top White Papers and Webcasts

  • The future of cloud platforms is at hand. Even if your cloud applications are basic now, your next set of apps will require strong analytics services and tools, as well as features that ease enterprise integration. To fill these needs, consider using not only your current cloud provider but also specialists. Take advantage of not only the big cloud platforms, but also specialized providers in vertical industries; countries and regions; and functional domains including omnichannel, analytics, integration, and …

  • Microsoft® Office 365 is a top choice for enterprises that want a cloud-based suite of productivity/ collaboration applications. With Office 365, you get access to Microsoft™ Office solutions practically anytime, anywhere, on virtually any device. It's a great option for current Microsoft users who can now build on their experience with Microsoft™ solutions while enjoying the flexibility of a cloud-based delivery. But even organizations with no previous investment in Microsoft will find that …

Most Popular Programming Stories

More for Developers

RSS Feeds

Thanks for your registration, follow us on our social networks to keep up-to-date