Last week we told you that both Google and Facebook were in discussions with Skype, but now it looks like Microsoft is attempting to purchase Skype, and the deal is reported to be worth around $7 to $8 billion.
According to the WSJ, the deal could be announced as early as this week, although things aren’t finalised yet, it is expected to go through shortly, the Skype deal would the the biggest purchase for Microsoft to date.
Microsoft has been stuggling to increase its online presence, as the m,ajority of its revenue still comes from software sales, the acquisition of Skype could be just what the company needs.
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