Microsoft has agreed to buy the popular internet telephone service Skype for $8.5 billion in the biggest deal in the software maker’s 36-year history, the Associated Press reports. Buying Skype would give Microsoft a potentially valuable communications tool as it tries to make a bigger splash on the internet and become a bigger force in the increasingly important smartphone market…

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Meris Stansbury

Meris Stansbury is the Editorial Director for both eSchool News and eCampus News, and was formerly the Managing Editor of eCampus News. Before working at eSchool Media, Meris worked as an assistant editor for The World and I, an online curriculum publication. She graduated from Kenyon College in 2006 with a BA in English, and enjoys spending way too much time either reading or cooking.


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