Microsoft and Skype – Call Rates and New Possibilities?
Submitted By:Nina Hoe, University of Pennsylvania
Grade Level(s):9, 10, 11, 12
This lesson explores the idea of call rates using the Skype computer software application. Students will read the Knowledge@Wharton High School (KWHS) article, “In Your Face: Microsoft’s $8.5 Billion Takeover of Skype,” to learn about Microsoft’s recent acquisition of Skype. Students explore the concept of calling rates for Skype calls and answer questions about how much Microsoft/Skype would need to charge for calls to generate certain profits.