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10/05/2011 Microsoft buys Skype for $8.56 billion in cash

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Microsoft buys out Skype

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Microsoft Buys Skype for $8.5B

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Microsoft Buys Skype for $8.5 Billion

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CNN: Why did Microsoft buy Skype?

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Microsoft Buys Skype for $8.5Bn -- What does it mean for Linux users?

Skype is a telecommunications application software product that specializes in providing video chat and voice calls. Microsoft bought Skype in May for $8.5 billion. Skype division headquarters are in Luxembourg, but most of the development team and 44% of all the division's employees are still situated in Tallinn and Tartu, Estonia.
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