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This is just in! After WSJ report, Kara of AllThingsD has now confirmed that Microsoft has indeed bought Skype for a staggering amount of $8.5 Billion.

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Earlier reports indicated that Facebook and Google were also looking to acquire the telephony giant, but in the end, it was Microsoft with its highly aggressive bid which got them the acquisition of Skype.

Skype is expected to be integrated in Windows Live, and other online services of Microsoft in both consumer and enterprise space.

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