Nightly News   |  May 10, 2011

Microsoft buys Skype

Microsoft is paying a whopping $8.5 billion for Skype, the online phone and video calling service. NBC's Brian Williams reports.

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>>> looks like two big names are coming together. microsoft and skype combining the established web company with the live telecommunications service that has really revolutionized keeping in touch, considering the fact that picture phones were science fiction just 20 years ago. the proposed skype selling price, about $8.5 billion, give or take, making it microsoft's largest acquisition ever.