Microsoft was suddenly stabbed into the front row in the hunt for Skype. IT company owned by Bill Gates is reportedly a matter of time to finalize an agreement to acquire Skype with transaction value of more than $ 7 billion.
Of course this is a shocking news. The reason for this issue of the takeover of Skype is always enlivened by the intervention of Facebook and Google.
Quoted by Reuters on Tuesday (05/10/2011), The Wall Street Journal believes that this is an issue that can be trusted. Because leaked by sources close to those concerned. Microsoft's announcement of Skype annexation itself was mentioned live counting the days.
If it is true, of course, this would be big news in the realm of the IT industry and the Internet. Especially for Microsoft, because this will be the largest corporate acquisitions in the 36-year history of the giant software maker.
Unfortunately, both Microsoft and Skype not comment.
Skype itself is a video call service provider site that was founded in 2003. In 2005, eBay Inc. bought with funds of USD 3.1 billion.
Only in 2009, eBay sells most of its stake in Skype to the investor group consisting of Silver Lake, Canada Pension Plan Investment Board and Andreessen Horowitz with a sales value of USD 1.9 billion in cash.
For business users, last year have connected the 124 million Skype users each month. But 8.1 million of whom are paying customers.