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News Bytereduced its outlook for the current quarter, saying it now expects sales to grow in the 4 to 6 percent range, down from prior guidance of 10 percent or more. Also, gross margins will be 44 to 45 percent, lower than previously forecast. AMD blamed manufacturing difficulties at its former fabrication arm, GlobalFoundries, for the reduced expectations. AMD stock was down almost 8 percent in after-hours trading.
The Wall Street Journal reported earlier tonight that Microsoft–in what would be its most aggressive acquisition in the digital space–was zeroing in on buying Skype for $8.5 billion all in. Sources told BoomTown tonight that the deal for the online telephony and video communications giant is actually done and will be announced early tomorrow morning.