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September 12, 2011 at 6:20 AM

Final approval for Microsoft’s Skype acquisition getting closer?

A few sharp-eyed folks noticed an Oct. 7 deadline mentioned for Microsoft’s acquisition of Skype in a Reuters listing of European Union mergers listings.

That doesn’t necessarily mean the acquisition will get the nod on or before that date, cautions Mary-Jo Foley at ZDNet. The European antitrust watchers could OK the deal with conditions, announce there will be further investigation or even deny approval.

But it does appear to be a step toward getting EU antitrust regulators’ approval, which must be obtained before the deal can be finalized.

Microsoft announced in June its plan to purchase Skype for $8.5 billion. U.S. regulators approved the deal in June.

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