Microsoft Announces Skype Acquisition For 8.5 Billion

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Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer looks on as Skype CEO Tony Bates speaks... News PhotoBusiness,California,Communication,Corporate Business,Finance,Horizontal,Internet,Looking,Mergers and Acquisitions,Microsoft,Retail,San Francisco - California,Skype,Steve Ballmer,Talking,Technology,USA,VoIPPhotographer Collection: Getty Images News 2011 Getty ImagesSAN FRANCISCO, CA - MAY 10: Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer (R) looks on as Skype CEO Tony Bates speaks during a news conference about Microsoft's purchase of Skype on May 10, 2011 in San Francisco, California. Microsoft has agreed to buy Skype for $8.5 billion. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)