The internet auction site eBay is in talks to buy net telephone company Skype

Discussion in 'UK VOIP' started by {{{{{Welcome}}}}}, Sep 8, 2005.

  1. The internet auction site eBay is in talks to buy net telephone company Skype,
    it was reported today.
    According to the Wall Street Journal, eBay - one of the biggest successes of
    the dotcom era - wants to buy Skype for between $2bn (£1bn) and $3bn.

    The paper says talks are at a sensitive stage and could fall apart. Skype -
    whose software allows consumers to make free telephone calls around the world
    over the internet - has held discussions with other companies, such as News
    Corporation, but none has led to a deal.

    Both eBay and Skype today remained tight-lipped about the report. "We're not
    commenting on rumours," Kat James, a spokeswoman for the Luxembourg-based
    Skype, told Reuters

    Full article:
    http://media.guardian.co.uk/newmedia/story/0,7496,1565280,00.html
     
    {{{{{Welcome}}}}}, Sep 8, 2005
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