Skype To Replace Microsoft Messenger

Wednesday, November 7th, 2012
For business giants like Microsoft, some acquisitions need to go through careful planning before they eventually become part in the order of things. In the case of Microsoft’s acquisition of Skype about more than a year ago, many experts were wondering what the software giant may be up to. It has taken more than a year before the questions were answered. According to a blog post at Skype, it is merging up wi

Microsoft Acquires Skype For $8.5 Billion Cash

Friday, May 13th, 2011
It seems that there is no stopping tech giants from even becoming bigger. With Google venturing into other tech businesses to add into its portfolio aside from its profitable online search and ads division, software giant Microsoft may be following the same path. It may also be trying to get into other tech businesses in order to bulk up its revenues and earning capacity in the future. This includes buying other

Skype Acquires Qik

Friday, January 7th, 2011
It seems that the thing to do nowadays if companies can’t beat one competitor is to acquire them instead. If you can’t beat them, acquire them instead. That seems to be the deal with the recent announcement of Skype, known as a provider of Internet voice and video calls, to acquire Qik, known for making video and image capture and sharing possible on mobile phones. Skype’s new CEO, Tony Bates, re