Stuart Miles
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Microsoft buys internet phone service Skype for $8.5bn

Microsoft says it will take over internet telephone company Skype. It has confirmed it will buy the firm for just over $8.5bn (£5.2bn).

The company says Skype's technology and 170 million users will help Microsoft's push into video and mobile communication.

Stuart Miles from, which is an independent consumer tech and gadgets site, gives his analysis to BBC News.

  • 10 May 2011