Tony Bates, ex-CEO of Skyp and president of Skype division at Microsoft announced that the deal is now closed and that Skype is part of Microsoft now. Luckily not many Skype employees are effected by this acquisition and they will continue to work under Microsoft, atleast for the time being.
"By bringing together the best of Microsoft and the best of Skype, we are committed to empowering consumers and businesses around the globe to connect in new ways," Bates said. "Together, we will be able to accelerate Skype's goal to reach 1 billion users daily," Bates said.
"Skype is a phenomenal product and brand that is loved by hundreds of millions of people around the world," said Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer. "We look forward to working with the Skype team to create new ways for people to stay connected to family, friends, clients and colleagues - anytime, anywhere."