Microsoft Buying Skype for $8.5 Billion


Microsoft is acquiring the voice and video chatting service Skype for $8.5 billion. Skype’s services can be attached to a slew of Microsoft’s products and will help the company compete with Apple’s FaceTime. The purchase also adds value by giving Microsoft access to 107 million Skype users. Read the full article at

About Shelly Palmer

Shelly Palmer is the Professor of Advanced Media in Residence at Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and CEO of The Palmer Group, a consulting practice that helps Fortune 500 companies with technology, media and marketing. Named LinkedIn’s “Top Voice in Technology,” he covers tech and business for Good Day New York, is a regular commentator on CNN and writes a popular daily business blog. He's a bestselling author, and the creator of the popular, free online course, Generative AI for Execs. Follow @shellypalmer or visit


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