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    According to Wikipedia, Skype's revenue is about 700 million USD per year, based on a purely revenue valuation then 8.5 billion USD seems a bit too much, Microsoft has got to have some ulterior plans here.

    As an aside, Skype started off as a disruptive technology in the market, that doesn't sit well with Microsoft which kind of officially distances itself away from 'indie' things. Skype may have grown into a corporate machine, but any hope Skype had of innovating before will be gone with this move. Where's the incentive to take risks?