Microsoft has bought Skype for $8.5 billion in cash making a huge play in the video and voice calling industry. By bringing aboard Skype, Microsoft is getting an established player in an increasingly competitive market. Skype has 170 million connected users and logged over 207 billion minutes of voice and video conversations in 2010.
Furthermore, with Skype's software for PCs, tablets and smartphones, Microsoft will be able to integrate it across numerous platforms. Here are a few places where you are likely to see Microsoft's Skype pop up.