They did indeed - and that was after writing down the valuation (i.e. losing) $1.4 billon on the purchase cost. They kept a 30% stake, which ironically is now worth more than the 70% they sold - so they actually have made money on it.
Skype on eBay - now that was a really, really dumb idea that proves that just because a deal is big doesn't mean it's been properly thought through...
#7446655, By presh Microsoft buy Skype for $8.5 billion
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