Microsoft's Skype Deal By The Numbers

05/10/2011 09:31 am ET | Updated Jul 10, 2011

Microsoft confirmed Tuesday morning that it would be buying VoIP giant Skype in a deal that is the biggest in Microsoft's history.

Here's a look at the deal, by the numbers:

$8.5 billion: Price Microsoft is paying in cash for Skype

$6 billion: Price Microsoft paid for purchase of aQuantive, its next biggest deal, in 2007

$45 billion: Price Microsoft offered for the purchase of Yahoo in 2008

$860 million: Skype’s 2010 revenue

$7 million: Skype's loss in 2010

$2.55 billion: Approximate amount eBay takes home after Microsoft buy--for 30 percent stake in Skype it owned

600 million: Number of registered Skype users

170 million: Number of "connected" Skype users

207 billion: Minutes of voice and video conversations on Skype in 2010

Read more about Microsoft's Skype acquisition here.