Microsoft Skype is real

After rumors of Facebook and Google bidding to acquire Skype, Microsoft emerged as the eventual victor with $8.5 billion cash. The new entity will be called Microsoft Skype. From the press release, it is noted that Microsoft ‘will continue to invest in and support Skype clients on non-Microsoft platforms.

Talking about Skype for Mac, if you have it running on your Mac please update to the latest release from Skype’s menu Skype->Check for Updates, to fix a security vulnerability.

Skype will support Microsoft devices like Xbox and Kinect, Windows Phone and a wide array of Windows devices, and Microsoft will connect Skype users with Lync, Outlook, Xbox Live and other communities. Microsoft will continue to invest in and support Skype clients on non-Microsoft platforms.

Microsoft Press Release