13 / 5 / 2011
Although the price tag of $8.5bn will not stretch the US giant, some experts have questioned whether it is paying too much for a company that has struggled to turn a profit.
So what's in it for Microsoft?
- Skype has over 600 million users which make it the world's largest phone company for international voice calls.
- Skype is a mobile service which can be paired up with the Windows 7 phone.
- Skype can also be integrated with Xbox Kinect and a HD television set, therefore allowing Microsoft to get into millions of living rooms.
To find out more about Microsoft's purchase of Skype, please read the following....http://bbc.in/kbBy4s