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Microsoft To Buy Skype For $8.5 Billion

Microsoft Corp. said Tuesday that it has agreed to buy the popular Internet telephone service Skype SA for $8.5 billion in the biggest deal in the software maker’s 36-year history.

CBS San Francisco–05/10/2011

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Skype Getting New Chief Executive From Cisco

Skype is replacing its CEO with a Cisco Systems executive, a change that may indicate the Internet calling service is closer to announcing specific plans for an initial public offering.

CBS San Francisco–10/04/2010

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