The tech world is familiar with many gambles based on mergers and acquisitions. One such possible gamble is the acquisition of Skype by Microsoft. The leader of Skype foresees a world in which video communication becomes a part of everyday life. Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer believes Skype's well known brand is a valuable asset and will be a jumping off point to improve the way people around the world connect. Microsoft's acquisition of Skype officially closed today.