Microsoft bought Skype

Latest rumors about Microsoft buying one of the largest internet telephony company Skype, now confirmed by Wall Street Jorunal.

Google and Facebook was also interested in buying, but Microsoft obviously put the highest bid of 8,5 billion dollars.

Skype company was founded in 2003, sold to eBay in 2005 for 2,6 billion dollars, and then sold again to other investors back in 2009.

Buying Skype was Steve Ballmer's big wish, and the main motive of this buying was probably integration of Skype in Windows Phone 7 and cooperation with Nokia company. This way Nokia and Microsoft could became a pretty tough competitor to Google and Apple.