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Messenger to officially retire on 15th March 2013

We had seen in our earlier post that Skype was being updated, to replace Windows Messenger and that Microsoft was phasing out Messenger in the first quarter of 2013 in all regions, except mainland China. The date has now been announced […]

Skype offering one month of its Premium Service free to all users

With a couple of holidays lined up before 2012 ends, including Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year’s Eve, people connect with their loved ones across the world and send over well wishes and greetings. Keeping this in mind, Microsoft […]

Skype hosting ‘Santa in the classroom’ contest

To provide an opportunity to the teachers of winning $10,000 in technology products this holiday season, Skype is hosting ‘Santa in the classroom’ contest. Skype in the classroom contest Skype in the classroom is a project that helps students to […]

Skype Preview for Windows Phone 8 released

As announced on October 29 at Windows Phone 8 launch event, the preview version of the Skype is now available for download from the Windows Phone Store. Skype Preview for Windows Phone 8 Like others versions, the preview version of […]

Windows Messenger Replaced With Skype

Windows Live Messenger, the 12-year-old program used for instant messaging has been put to sleep in favor of Microsoft’s recently acquired Skype program. Skype allows you to use your Microsoft log in, similar to  Messenger and other Microsoft technologies. Brian […]

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Microsoft acquires Skype for $8.5 billion

Microsoft Corp and Skype Global S.à r.l today announced that they have entered into an agreement under which Microsoft will acquire Skype, the leading Internet communications company, for $8.5 billion in cash from the investor group led by Silver Lake. […]