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Microsoft Killing the Messenger, Migrating Users to Skype

Published on November 6, 2012
by John Murrell

Microsoft confirmed today that it will retire its Messenger service early next year after moving users to Skype, the Internet calling service it bought a year ago for $8.5 billion. Microsoft said the move will enable broader device support on all platforms for instant messaging, video calls and calls to landlines and mobiles.

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