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Description: Microsoft agrees to buy Skype for $8.5 billion to gain a bigger presence on the Internet, where Bing and MSN have been losing money.

Source: CNNMoney.com – video report

Date: 05/11/2011

Link: http://money.cnn.com/video/markets/2011/05/10/mkts_skype0510.cnnmoney/

Questions for discussion:

  • Do you think this is a good fit for both companies?
  • How can Microsoft leverage the value of Skype to generate more revenues?
  • Do you think Microsoft paid too much for Skype?
  • Why do you think eBay sold its stake in Skype?

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