Microsoft is looking for hardware engineers that will enhance the camera hardware specs & software for Skype.
The $85 Million GroupMe acquisition by Skype is not for Microsoft (or Windows Phone) but for the Skype platform.
MSFT buys Skype. MSFT integrates Facebook chat in WP7. Facebook brings Skype to chat. This could be video calling in Mango and even Windows 8.
An icon on the new Windows 8 lock screen hints at video messaging integration in Windows 8.
Microsoft with their Skype purchase in addition to the integration of Facebook and Windows Live Messaging integration will let them play ball on the negotiations table with the carriers.
A few thoughts on the Microsoft and Skype $8.5 Billion deal to be formally announced soon.