View Full Version : There Goes Good old Skype (M$ took it)

06-13-2011, 09:50 AM
There goes our good old skype, dont know what microsoft would do with it :D
Dont trust M$ on that point ;)
Microsoft confirms takeover of Skype
The deal will see Microsoft pay $8.5bn (5.2bn) for Skype, making it Microsoft's largest acquisition.

Luxembourg-based Skype has 663 million global users. In August last year it announced plans for a share flotation, but this was subsequently put on hold.

Internet auction house eBay bought Skype for $2.6bn in 2006, before selling 70% of it in 2009 for $2bn.

This majority stake was bought by a group of investors led by private equity firms Silver Lake and Andreessen Horowit.

Other major shareholders include tech-firm Joltid and the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board.

Shares in Microsoft ended the day in New York down 0.5% at $25.68. In contrast, eBay - which owns a stake in Skype - saw its share price rally 2.5%.

Read Complete Story Here (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-13343600)

06-13-2011, 10:06 AM
So now Researcher gonna get one more Application in list for bug hunting(Obviously MS will try there level best to put some vuln in skype :)).....