The question is why? It’s about global reach. Microsoft’s bold purchase will give the company a commanding leadership position in Internet telephony.
Skype has a presence across the world, allowing free video/audio communication for the masses. It has 500 million users around the world. Skype enables millions across the world to connect and communicate via video conferencing, voice calls and chat messages. Lately, Skype has accounted for 25 percent of international calls.
Folks at TechCrunch see a “big deal” for Microsoft in the acquisition. Rightly so. Microsoft, one of the world’s largest corporations, will do anything to draw more money out of the half billion Skype users, effectively ending free voice and video calls for the grassroots.
There’s no guessing what happens to Skype now. It’s the end.