Skype Me

Savitz, Eric
June 2011
Forbes Asia;Jun2011, Vol. 7 Issue 7, p30
In this article the author comments on the buyout of Skype by Microsoft Corp. He states that usually people believe that the deal will not prove beneficial to Microsoft but in reality it is a good business planning by Microsoft's chief executive officer Steve Ballmer. He mentions that the deal is good as it uses some of Microsoft's offshore cash which otherwise will undergo tax deductions in the U.S. and through Skype, Microsoft will get a hold on an established Internet broadcasting brand.


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