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Submission + - Microsoft finalizes Skype acquisition ( 1

suraj.sun writes: Well, it's finally happened — Microsoft's acquisition of Skype has just been finalized, a little more than five months after it was first announced. Under the $8.5 billion deal, Skype CEO Tony Bates will be named president of the new Skype Division of Microsoft, and will have to report directly to Steve Ballmer.

In a post on the Official Microsoft Blog today, Bates seemed unsurprisingly enthusiastic about the acquisition, describing it as a marriage of two "disruptive, innovative, software-oriented companies. Microsoft is committed to the ubiquity of the Skype experience – communication across every device and every platform will remain a primary focus," Bates wrote. "And we've only scratched the surface."


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Microsoft finalizes Skype acquisition

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  • Should we be happy about this acquisition? Google has youtube. Now Microsoft has skype. Apple has what? On another note, from Bill Gates to Tony Bates. Gates. Bates. I find that interesting.

The first version always gets thrown away.