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Microsoft closes Skype acquisition

0. phoneArena posted on 14 Oct 2011, 04:18

Microsoft has announced that it has finalized its $8.5 billion Skype acquisition. Skype will now be integrated as a separate business unit withing Microsoft…

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posted on 14 Oct 2011, 04:37 1

1. ivanko34 (Posts: 617; Member since: 04 Sep 2011)

And I closed my skype account

posted on 14 Oct 2011, 05:37 1

3. lubba (Posts: 1313; Member since: 17 Jan 2011)

Good riddance!

posted on 14 Oct 2011, 04:54 1

2. chocolatebear76 (Posts: 122; Member since: 03 Mar 2011)

Don't worry bro,you'll return to skype sooner or later,no headhair grown escape the barber

posted on 14 Oct 2011, 06:07

4. ivanko34 (Posts: 617; Member since: 04 Sep 2011)

no way - since some weeks skype is working very very bad
and in the meantime google voice is better so bye to skype et welcome google

posted on 14 Oct 2011, 08:21 2

5. kainy (Posts: 165; Member since: 10 Aug 2011)

I just can't ask ... How is this Microsoft's fault?

posted on 14 Oct 2011, 08:50 1

6. rabbit1 (unregistered)

he is just being an ass honestly skype is working fine, google voice receive advertisement and also tracks you so good luck with that @ivanko34

posted on 14 Oct 2011, 08:54

7. bluechrism (Posts: 99; Member since: 09 Sep 2011)

Just a thought, but how much would voip be less intimidating for carriers, if they just allowed Video chat on their network over 3G which has been part of the standard since 2004. AT&T and T-Mobile don't support it, and I know for international stuff, VOIP will always be preferred by customers, but at least domestically you shouldn't need a 3rd party app for video chat.

posted on 14 Oct 2011, 11:12 1

8. Forsaken77 (Posts: 553; Member since: 09 Jun 2011)

Microsoft announced plans for Skype into their Xbox Live service at this past E3. So it's not for the "long-term." It was well under way even before this deal.

posted on 20 May 2015, 21:06

9. coolgirl43 (Posts: 1; Member since: 20 May 2015)

It's great that they have acquired it to make it even better. I take ukrainian courses skype at http //preply.com/en/ukrainian-by-skype so skype is really important for me

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