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.