The most popular news, videos and images as picked by Digg users during the last seven days, recorded on May 17.

1. It's Official: Microsoft Acquires Skype for $8.5 Billion
Microsoft paid $8.5 billion in cash to acquire digital telecommunications company Skype, "the largest amount Microsoft has paid for a company in decades."

2. OH!!! OMG
An animated GIF of a Sky sports reporter getting hit in the head with a soccer ball while reporting live from the side of the field.

3. Microsoft + Skype = OMG!
An edited image of Skype and Microsoft .Net logos cropped and joined to create the Terminator's "Skynet."

4. The Truth About Sitting Down
An infographic that explains how sitting down "for more than six hour a day can increase your risk of death by as much as 40%."

5. Julian Assange given peace prize
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was awarded the Sydney Peace Medal in recognition of his work for "greater transparency and accountability of governments."