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


Microsoft buys out Skype


Microsoft Buys Skype for $8.5B


Microsoft Buys Skype for $8.5 Billion


CNN: Why did Microsoft buy Skype?


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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    • Other Estonian inventions 

    • Etymology 

    • History 

    • Microsoft acquisition 

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    • Features 

    • Usage and traffic 

    • Windows client 

    • Other desktop clients 

    • Mobile clients 

    • Skype phones 

    • Other platforms 

    • Third-party licensing 

    • Protocol 

    • Protocol detection and control 

    • Audio codecs 

    • Video codecs 

    • Skype Qik 

    • Security and privacy 

    • Cybercrime on application 

    • Service in the People's Republic of China 

    • Educational use