On May 10, 2011, it was announced that Microsoft Corporation had acquired Skype Communications, S.à r.l for US$8.5 billion. The company is to be incorporated as a division of Microsoft, and Microsoft will acquire all of the company's technologies, including Skype, with the purchase.
Microsoft's ship is currently being helmed by Captain Jack Sparrow seeking to dump shitloads of moolah into uncharted territories. Avoiding some of the more obvious steps such as: - Getting Microsoft Office into the cloud (hey, I just felt a book idea coming on!) - Shutting down their games hardware division - Fixing Windows ... Microsoft has leapt straight to the World's End by purchasing Skype for around $50 … more