Microsoft to buy Skype for $8.5 billion

10:51, May 11, 2011      

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Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer and Skype CEO Tony Bates shake hands at their joint news conference in San Francisco, May 10, 2011. Microsoft and Skype announced Tuesday that they have entered a definitive agreement under which Microsoft will acquire Skype for $8.5 billion from the investor group led by Silver Lake.(Xinhua/Reuters Photo)


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