A pending merger, sometimes resisted, but finally final. Microsoft has officially announced that it has acquired Skype, the famous VoIP software, now widespread throughout the world and also operates on the most popular operating systems for computers and mobile phones. The operation, which went on for months, is now final and that means that soon there will be big news.
The acquisition of Skype is one of those mind-boggling. As revealed by the Redmond, the agreement was around well on a figure of $ 8.5 billion. This gives an idea of what was already high value of Skype. At this point it remains to ask what will change in the S blue VoIP service. Microsoft has ensured that users will not even notice the transition, obviously trying to reassure the user before any changes in prices or management.
Microsoft had to wait for the green light by U.S. antitrust and European associations, concerned that Redmond could be limited to Windows only use the Skype software. Steve Ballmer, however, would have intended to use the software in a systematic way to integrate the telephony service within Windows, but do not prohibit competitors from using the program. In other words, soon all will find copies of Microsoft operating system pre-installed Skype, as well as with Mac OS X and its FaceTime. We’ll see then what else will happen.
The CEO of Skype will continue to be Tony Bates, but from now on will have to respond directly to Steve Ballmer.