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How Skype Changed the World

Robert Whent | Posted 04.18.2012 | Technology
Robert Whent

In 2003, I was visiting some business colleagues in the Netherlands when I heard of a new technology with a funny name: Skype.

Microsoft Closes $8.5 Billion Deal

Posted 12.14.2011 | Technology

‪‬ By Ina Fried Microsoft said late on Thursday that it has completed its deal to acquire Internet calling leader Skype for $8.5 billion. W...

EU Announces Decision On Microsoft Skype Deal

Posted 12.07.2011 | Technology

BRUSSELS Oct 7 (Reuters) - Microsoft secured EU approval on Friday to purchase internet voice and video service Skype for $8.5 billion, its biggest ...

Skype Fires Execs, Avoiding Payouts After Microsoft Buyout

The Huffington Post | Amy Lee | Posted 08.19.2011 | Technology

Just after the Federal Trade Commission approved Microsoft's purchase of web calling service Skype, Bloomberg reports that Skype will fire a number of...

Even More Skype Problems Reported

The Huffington Post | Bianca Bosker | Posted 08.07.2011 | Technology

Skype, the company Microsoft has agreed to buy for $8.5 billion, is reportedly experiencing problems--again. Skype acknowledged in a tweet posted T...

Skype Cancels IPO

AP | Posted 07.20.2011 | Technology

SAN FRANCISCO — Internet calling service Skype has cancelled its IPO now that it's agreed to be sold to Microsoft for $8.5 billion. Skype serve...

Bill Gates Says He Encouraged Microsoft To Buy Skype

BBC | Posted 07.17.2011 | Technology

Microsoft's founder, Bill Gates, has said he advocated the company's takeover of Skype, and urged other board members to support the move. ...

Bianca Bosker

Does Microsoft's Skype Buy Mean It Finally Understands What People Want?

HuffingtonPost.com | Bianca Bosker | Posted 07.10.2011 | Technology

Does Microsoft’s plan to buy Skype, a company that provides voice and video chatting services over the Internet, mean the software giant has finally...

Microsoft's Skype Deal By The Numbers

The Huffington Post | Bianca Bosker | Posted 07.10.2011 | Technology

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...

Microsoft Will Acquire Skype

AP | PETER SVENSSON | Posted 07.10.2011 | Technology

NEW YORK -- Microsoft Corp. said Tuesday that it has agreed to buy the popular Internet telephone service Skype SA for $8.5 billion in the biggest dea...

Source: Microsoft Nears $8.5 Billion Deal To Buy Skype

Reuters | Nadia Damouni | Posted 07.09.2011 | Technology

May 10, 2011 4:07:18 AM By Nadia Damouni NEW YORK (Reuters) - Microsoft Corp is close to buying web video conferencing service Skype Technol...