Microsoft purchased Skype in cash over $8 billion May 10th 2011. Free call anywhere in the world, cheap high quality Voip, best Voip in the world now belong to Microsoft.
NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — Microsoft has agreed to buy Internet phone service provider Skype for $8.5 billion in cash, the companies announced Tuesday.
The deal gives Microsoft (MSFT, Fortune 500) access to the market for real-time video and voice communications. The companies said the software maker plans to use Skype to support such products as the Xbox gaming system and Windows Phone.