Due to the recent acquisition by Microsoft of the most famous in the world, the most popular Skype web-telephony system, experts are now beginning to express some concerns that such services may well become paid, and users will have to pay for the most common communication.
This transaction has become the largest for Microsoft in the past three years. Recall, before that, in 2007, the acquisition of aQuantive, an online American advertising company, had already taken place. It is reported that Microsoft spent approximately $ 6.30 billion on this purchase. However, unlike aQuantive, the IP-telephony system cost the corporation an even greater amount – namely, $ 8.50 billion. Continue reading