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>Microsoft Buys Skype in $8.5 Billion Cash Deal – Yahoo! Finance

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Microsoft Buys Skype in $8.5 Billion Cash Deal

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Big news today in the tech sector.

Microsoft announced an $8.5 billion acquisition of the Internet telephone service Skype Technologies SA from eBay and a group of private equity investors including Silicon Valley heavyweights Silver Lake Partners. The deal is Microsoft's largest cash purchase in its 36-year long history.

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