Microsoft retires Windows Live Messenger in favor of Skype

→ Microsoft confirms Windows Live Messenger retirement in favor of Skype

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The Verge reports that:

Microsoft has confirmed it will retire its Windows Live Messenger service in favor of Skype… Microsoft will integrate over 100 million Messenger users to Skype as part of the discontinuation. “We will retire Messenger in all countries worldwide in the first quarter of 2013 (with the exception of mainland China where Messenger will continue to be available),” says Skype’s Tony Bates.

I haven’t used Messenger or Skype in a long time, but I might be interested in using Skype again.