Like we said, Skype is an entirely new business division within Microsoft.
Skype CEO Tony Bates will assume the title of president of the Skype Division of Microsoft immediately, reporting directly to Ballmer.
The Skype division will continue to offer its current products to millions of users globally. Longer term, Skype will also be integrated across an array of Microsoft products to broaden Skype’s reach and accelerate its growth as a fundamental way people communicate online.
Skype employees will continue to be located around the world in offices including Estonia, the Czech Republic, Russia, Sweden, the United Kingdom, Luxembourg, Japan, Singapore, Hong Kong, and the United States.“By bringing together the best of Microsoft and the best of Skype, we are committed to empowering consumers and businesses around the globe to connect in new ways,” Bates said.
“Together, we will be able to accelerate Skype’s goal to reach 1 billion users daily,” Bates said.
The new Skype page has a Microsoftish look and feel.
You can check it out here.
What’s interesting is that the old URL is still up and active.
Makes no sense but that will probably change in a little bit.