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Skype ends Microsoft Instant Messenger

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Microsoft is dropping its instant-messaging program.

Instead of maintaining Messenger, "it'll switch to Skype, which it bought last year for 8.5 billion dollars.

Microsoft says messenger users who switch to Skype will get benefits such as the ability to call landline and mobile phones and better support on mobile devices.

Messenger will be discontinued worldwide early next year.

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