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Skype being sold?

Discussion in 'General Tech & Gadget Forums' started by Stuart Wright, Aug 9, 2005.

  1. Stuart Wright

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    He gets everywhere, Murdoch is like Gates, they want to control the world.
     
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    It would be a shame to lose an "independant" like Skype :(
     
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    Skype also want to control world using its private protocol, not standard like SIP.
     
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    SIP is much popular these days
     
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    He must have smelled the money somewhere
     
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    eBay are buying Skype according to the BBC headline, more to follow
     
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    Here's a bit more http://www.engadget.com/entry/1234000140058350/

    Yup, it’s happened: eBay just bought Skype. The price? An astoundingly ridiculous $1.3 billion in cash and 32.4 million shares of eBay stock for a company which expects to make only $60 million dollars this year. But, hey, it’s eBay’s money to spend as it pleases, and in the press release they describe their plans to begin integrating Skype into eBay auctions in order to “streamline and improve communications between buyers and sellers” as well as their intent to combine Skype with PayPal to “pursue entirely new lines of business” that would monetize “ecommerce communications” on a “pay-per-call basis.” Rockin’, we guess.
     

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