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Thursday October 06, 2011

Microsoft's Skype Deal to Win EU Approval

According to a Financial Times report, Microsoft is set to win EU approval for its planned acquisition of Skype.

Joaquأ­n Almunia, the EU competition commissioner, is to give the green light to the proposed deal without any remedies, in spite of complaints from would-be rivals over Microsoft "bundling" the software with Windows. The decision to clear the purchase without an in-depth, second-phase investigation will be a relief for Microsoft and will allow the deal to go through without delay.