Microsoft is reportedly planning to retire Windows Live Messenger in favor of Skype, according to the Verge.
The Verge has learned through several sources that Microsoft's Windows Live Messenger service will be retired in the coming months and integrated into Skype. Microsoft has slowly been moving people over to the Messenger backend for Skype over the past few months, with around 80 percent of all IMs sent on Skype being handled by Messenger.
The move could be announced as early as this week. Microsoft recently released Skype 6.0 which brings Retina Display support for MacBooks as well as Facebook integration.