“Microsoft kauft Skype (Microsoft buys Skype)”
In the May 11, 2011 issue of Welt, Booz & Company Partner Roman Friedrich (Europe) said the recent plan of Microsoft to buy Skype at a price of $8.5 billion “makes a lot of sense from a strategic point of view.” Friedrich added that “the price conveys the strategic value of Skype for Microsoft.” This industry has surged in the last two years and Skype is a leader in Internet telephone and video communications counting 660 million registered members and 107 million active users during the last year.