According to the report, the deal will allow Microsoft to leverage Skype, which last year had 207 billion minutes of voice and video conversations, on platforms including Xbox 360, Kinect and Outlook.
"Skype is a phenomenal service that is loved by millions of people around the world. Together we will create the future of real-time communications so people can easily stay connected to family, friends, clients and colleagues anywhere in the world," Steven A. Ballmer, Microsoft's chief executive, said Tuesday in a statement.
And now for the most convoluted-sounding show ever: EW.com is reporting that Bristol Palin will star in a reality series for Bio, in which she and her son, Tripp, will move from Alaska to Los Angeles to live with actors Chris and Kyle Massey. Oh, and she'll also work for a charity.
According to the report, Bio has ordered 10 half-hour episodes of the series, with a launch date set for later this year.
Palin and Kyle Massey met while they competed during the eleventh season of 'Dancing With the Stars,' in which they finished in third and second place, respectively.
Law enforcement officials are trained to deal with most scenarios. But an alligator attacking a police car? That's a different story.
According to reports, a rascally 10-foot alligator took a bite out of an Alachua County sheriff deputy's vehicle in Florida. The creature was reportedly spotted attacking the patrol car near a country club in Gainesville. The deputy watched the carnage as he waited for an alligator trapper to show up. Naturally, the car's front bumper was heavily damaged.
And now for something that will make you feel really old: The blog, I Hate Young People, recently took to the streets to quiz our nation's youngsters on their knowledge of The Beatles. The results: Well, let's just say they could use a little 'Help!'.
Not only had they never heard of the "Fab Four," most couldn't even name one member of the band, let alone one of its songs. In fact, one interviewee mistook John Lennon for John Legend.
As we try to unwrap the mystery of how the world's most wanted man was able to hide in an affluent Pakistani suburb - in a house located only 1,000 yards away from Pakistan's equivalent of West Point Military Academy, no less - the folks at NBC have offered up a bizarre detail of Osama bin Laden's domestic life.
Acording to reporter Tazeen Ahmed, when neighborhood kids would mistakenly kick soccer balls over the walls of bin Laden's compound, they would not be returned. Instead, someone would appear at the gate and offer the children money to buy a new soccer ball.
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