On 14th October 2011 Date, Microsoft announced the acquisition of Skype. Skype is the leading Internet communications company. Qik is a division of Skype. The acquisition increases the accessibility of real-time video and voice communications, bringing benefits to both consumers and enterprise users. The combination will extend Skype’s world-class brand and the reach of its networked platform, while enhancing Microsoft’s existing portfolio of real-time communications products and services.