Thursday, May 19, 2011

Microsoft Buy Skype 7 Billion U.S. Dollars ?

Step further, Microsoft officially became the owner of the Internet telephone company Skype Technologies. The plan, Microsoft will announce an agreement to buy it on Tuesday (05/10/2011) this.

Skype purchase value is estimated at more than 7 billion U.S. dollars, or around Rp 60 trillion. According to the Wall Street Journal Web site, the purchase rate is one of the largest acquisitions by Microsoft in the last 36 years.

Microsoft and Skype are reluctant to respond to news of the acquisition. Both do not want to comment on this transaction.

Skype was founded in 2003. The company was subsequently bought eBay Inc. in 2005 for 3.1 billion U.S. dollars. In 2009 eBay sold its shares to Silver Lake, Canada Pension Fund Investment Board, and Andreesen Howoritz worth 1.9 million U.S. dollars in cash and amounted to 125 million U.S. dollars in debt. However, eBay still menggempit third of the Skype shares.

The year 2010 already has 124 million Skype users. A total of 8.1 million was paid users. Previously rumored, Skype is also a struggle between Facebook and Google.

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