Press release: Microsoft to Acquire Skype


As of today, we have announced that we acquire Skype. Here is one of the most exiciting part of the announcement:

With 170 million connected users and over 207 billion minutes of voice and video conversations in 2010, Skype has been a pioneer in creating rich, meaningful connections among friends, families and business colleagues globally. Microsoft has a long-standing focus and investment in real-time communications across its various platforms, including Lync (which saw 30 percent revenue growth in Q3), Outlook, Messenger, Hotmail and Xbox LIVE.

Skype will support Microsoft devices like Xbox and Kinect, Windows Phone and a wide array of Windows devices, and Microsoft will connect Skype users with Lync, Outlook, Xbox Live and other communities. Microsoft will continue to invest in and support Skype clients on non-Microsoft platforms.

Please read the full story at the following site:
http://www.microsoft.com/Presspass/press/2011/may11/05-10CorpNewsPR.mspx

Please see the following article as well, if you would like to see the magic now:

Kinect + Skype = Video Calling Magic
http://gigaom.com/2011/05/09/kinect-skype-video-calling-magic/


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