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Skype buys GroupMe for smartphone group messaging

08/21, 7:35pm

Skype acquires GroupMe for messaging strategy

Microsoft's soon-to-be acquisition Skype on Sunday said it had itself bought GroupMe. The deal with the year-old startup gives it access to mobile group messaging. Skype has been quiet as to the exact intentions but plans to fold in the "best in class text-based communications."

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