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Submission + - Microsoft to purchase Skype (allthingsd.com)

An anonymous reader writes: The Wall Street Journal reported earlier tonight that Microsoft–in what would be its most aggressive acquisition in the digital space–was zeroing in on buying Skype for $8.5 billion all in with an assumption of the Luxembourg-based company’s debt.

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But, sources said, the concept is bigger than just money, including getting access to Skype’s 663 million registered users.

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Microsoft to purchase Skype

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1.79 x 10^12 furlongs per fortnight -- it's not just a good idea, it's the law!

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