Microsoft has agreed to buy Skype Cell phones

Microsoft has agreed to buy Skype Cell phonesMicrosoft has agreed to buy a service IP-telephony and video Skype. Writes about it our All Things Digital, citing anonymous sources. Blog editor Kara Swisher (Kara Swisher) clarifies that the deal is concluded and will be released on may 10. It is expected that the amount of the transaction is approximately 8.5 billion dollars with regard to debt Skype. Direct shareholders of Skype will get from 7 to 8 billion dollars, says The Wall Street Journal. It is expected that Skype will be integrated into the family of Internet services Windows Live. Currently Skype is running in a separate application for computers and mobile devices (smartphones and tablets). It is reported that participation in the negotiations was received personally by CEO Steve Ballmer. This transaction is for the purchase of Skype will become the largest in the company's history. Previously the largest deal for Microsoft was buying in 2007 advertising firms aQuantative $ 6 billion. In the summer of 2010, Skype has filed a formal application for the IPO. However, in October, the company appointed a new CEO that has postponed the placement of shares. Note that in August 2010 it became known that Cisco was ready to buy Skype for $ 5 billion. In early may became aware of the interest in Skype from Google and Facebook..



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