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Modern UI Skype will be ready for Windows 8 this Friday

With Windows 8 just around the corner, Microsoft has officially unveiled a version of Skype optimized for the new operating system, complete with a visual redesign to fit the touch friendly interface and OS-level integration so you never miss call…

Microsoft finalizes $8.5 billion Skype deal

Microsoft has formally closed its $8.5 billion acquisition of Skype today, giving the software giant a major foothold in the growing market for Internet telephony services. Starting today Skype will become a new business unit within Microsoft, with Skype CEO…

Gmail calling now in 38 languages, lowered rates

Google has started offering Gmail calling outside the US in 38 new languages. You can now buy calling credit in your choice of four currencies (Euros, British pounds, Canadian dollars, or US dollars). Furthermore, there are no connection fees: you…

Microsoft confirmed to buy Skype for $8.5 billion

Microsoft is reported to have closed an $8.5 billion all-cash deal for the Internet voice and video calling service Skype. The Wall Street Journal says to have confirmed the news after GigaOm first reported it yesterday, and Redmond just made it official in an announcement this morning.