Microsoft paid $8.5 billion for Skype, and the 250 million people currently using the service is nothing to sneeze at. But Skype President Tony Bates has much greater ambitions. "If we can get to a billion [users], I'd be very happy," Bates told the crowd at the D10 conference, as reported by AFP.
How will Microsoft get there? By teaming with Facebook and working to expand Skype's presence on mobile platforms, Bates said.