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Microsoft Skype: Welcome, Skype! Skype is now a Microsoft (MS) division.
Oct. 13, 2011

Microsoft officially closes its acquisition and marks the introduction of Skype as a new business unit. Skype CEO Tony Bates assumes the title of president of the Skype Division of Microsoft.

Microsoft Officially Welcomes Skype

Microsoft Corp. (Nasdaq “MSFT”) has closed its acquisition of Skype Global S.à r.l. Negotiations of the definitive agreement under which Microsoft would acquire Skype, an Internet communications company, for $8.5 billion were led by investor group Silver Lake and the transaction was originally announced on May 10, 2011. Boards of directors of both Microsoft and Skype previously approved the acquisition.

Read more at: Source Microsoft News Center Press Release: "Microsoft Officially Welcomes Skype": http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/press/2011/oct11/10-13SkypePR.mspx

Watch the video: "Tony Bates on Microsoft's Acquisition of Skype": Tony Bates, former CEO of Skype and now President of Skype, the newest division of Microsoft, talks about why he's excited about the acquisition.

This video is also available via Google`s YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ByWVVovdDg&feature=player_embedded
 

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