The boards have sent their approval, the money has exchanged hands and the regulatory hurdles have been overcome. Now it's time for Skype to officially become part of Microsoft.
Starting today, October 14th, Skype will become a division within Microsoft. All Skype employees will work for Microsoft and Skype CEO Tony Bates will become the president of the Skype Division of Microsoft. As for Skype? It will keep doing what it does best - making video chat software that millions of people use. [Microsoft]