Microsoft just bought Skype for $8.5 billion. What comes out of the deal is that one, Microsoft and Skype will bring Skype to Kinect and Xbox, as well as tight Windows Phone integration. Also, the new Microsoft Skype Division will be open to accommodate Skype/Microsoft management, while current Skype CEO Tony Bates will be the head of that operation, and will be reporting directly to Steve Ballmer.
Also, Skype will stay a multi-platform application, meaning all platforms that are supported at the moment will stay.
Press release after the jump. Via: Microsoft