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Reuters reports that the FTC has approved Microsoftâ€™s purchase of Skype.
Microsoft is offering $8.5 billion for the company, and has said they hope to complete the purchase this year still, and then integrate the companyâ€™s technology in their Office and other communication products.
The approval was announced in a listing of deal approvals that comes out several times a week.
The deal will give Microsoft a massive piece of the IM and VOIP pie, but fortunately it appears this did not raise any anti-trust objections.
Read more about Skype and Microsoft in our series of articles here.