Microsoft's (MSFT) $8.5B bid for Skype was more than double the $4B offered by 2nd place Google...

|By:, SA News Editor

Microsoft's (MSFT) $8.5B bid for Skype was more than double the $4B offered by 2nd place Google (GOOG), according to TechCrunch. It's possible the Google offer wasn't even serious, but just a gambit to get MS to pony up more. Rumors of Facebook interest were surely such a ploy.