Microsoft Finalizes Aquisition of Skype

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Well if you haven’t visited their home page in a while you may not have noticed that today microsoft finalized the purchase of Skype.

This is probably not a bad idea for Microsoft since Google offers telephone services through their Gmail accounts and Microsoft never offered a full featured chat / telephone service even though they did have one of the best programs … comic chat.

Anyway the sale was for just over 8 billion dollars that is still a lot of money today but you have to consider they are getting quite a few customers both in north america and internationally.

Anyway you can probably expect that the service will remain the same for some time then be integrated into Microsoft’s other products.

Microsoft is committed to the ubiquity of the Skype experience – communication across every device and every platform will remain a primary focus. And we’ve only scratched the surface. We’re at the starting line of integrating world-class talent, innovative technologies and products. By bringing together the best of Microsoft and the best of Skype, we’ll deliver amazing new experiences for consumers and business around the world.