Microsoft confirmed the purchase of Skype Cell phones

Microsoft confirmed the purchase of Skype Cell phonesMicrosoft has officially confirmed information about purchasing service VoIP telephony Skype. For Skype, the Corporation will pay $ 8.5 billion. This is stated in a press release on the Microsoft website. Previously on the purchase of Skype by Microsoft, citing their own sources said the blog All Things Digital and The Wall Street Journal. Agreement between Skype and Microsoft approved the members of the boards of Directors of both companies. Skype will be part of Microsoft on the rights of the individual units. The head of it will be the current head of Skype Tony Bates (Tony Bates). Work with Skype will support mobile devices on the Windows Phone 7 platform. Service Internet telephony will be integrated with a range of applications and online services from Microsoft, including communications platform Lync and the email client Outlook. Microsoft promised that it would support Skype for other operating systems, including Mac OS X and Linux. Service Skype was launched in 2003. The video function appeared in Skype in 2006. Now the number of registered users exceeds 660 million. Before the purchase of the service by Microsoft 30 percent stake in Skype was owned by online auction site eBay, and 70 percent - a group of private investors headed by Fund Silver Lake..

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