Microsoft/Skype deal finalized

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Microsoft formally closed its acquisition of Skype on Friday, meaning the video-chat service is now a division of the software giant.

In a blog post about the deal, Skype chief Tony Bates said the goal is to “transform communications,” though he reiterated that Skype will remain available on non-Microsoft platforms, like Mac, Android, and Apple iOS.

Microsoft and Skype complement one another because both are “disruptive, innovative, software-oriented companies,” Bates said in a video message (below). “The world I see in a few years is really one of complete, pervasive video communications, something that’s across all parts of your life,” he said.

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