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Today in the news: Microsoft buys Skype

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Mount Shasta Herald

News to know

The popular Skype Internet phone service was bought by Microsoft for $8.5 billion, the companies said Tuesday. Microsoft outbid Google and Facebook for the company, and Microsoft said it plans to integrate Skype into products such as Xbox, Windows Phone and Outlook.

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