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It’s a done deal. Skype is now a division of Microsoft.

Microsoft announced late last night that the Skype acquisition by Microsoft has formally completed and Skype is now a division of Microsoft.

This is an exciting move and it we look forward to see how Microsoft move forward with the unique Skype technology and we are eager to see how this is incorporated in both Windows 8, and with existing video communication and video streaming software and technology Microsoft currently develops such as the Windows Live Messenger and the business communication tool Lync.

This now also means that Skype in itself can continue to move forward with its own developments with the expansive resources of the software giant behind it, helping them to reach their goals of easy, multi-platform and multi-device social communication providing communication between billions of people.

“Will the skype experience change? The answer is an emphatic no.” – Tony Bates, Skype President.

It’s important to remember in this merger, Microsoft haven’t simply expanded their portfolio with a new technology, they too gain the “world-class talent” of Skype. Watch this space, exciting things will be coming from this.

 

1 Comment

  1. Anonymous Anonymous
    December 21, 2011    

    ahh! time for more front facing cameras on wp7 and – the skype app! 🙂

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