As indicated yesterday, Microsoft was the last company to receive media attention in the fight to buy Skype (previously starring contest Facebook and Google) and finally acquired the popular Service of calls and videoconferencing. Is the figure? Nothing less than U.S. $ 8,500 million .
The news was announced this morning via a press release and a conference in vivo with the CEOs of both companies: Steve Ballmer and Tony Bates . In this way the people of Redmond won the exclusivity of a communication technology’s most coveted time .id=”more-14976″> The first thing you said the CEOs of Microsoft and Skype is that videoconferencing service will be available for Xbox 360 (with support for Kinect) and Windows Phone 7 . The latter platform will add much impetus to secure the hand of this handy utility.
One point to note is that the sum provided in the purchase and was confirmed several days ago. According to reports after the conference, last April 18 when agreement is reached through which the Redmond agreed to release the monstrous amount stated at the beginning.
This means that while Google and Facebook fought in the media, Microsoft made a smart move and I won the hand . We should also mention that Microsoft is open-Skype division to handle the new draft communication platform, and it will be chaired by Tony Bates, the current CEO of Skype .
Vía | Engadget.
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