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Ebay to buy Skype for billions and billions....

Old 09-12-05, 10:36 AM
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Ebay to buy Skype for billions and billions....

Wonder if this has anything to do with Google Talk going live....

http://biz.yahoo.com/ap/050912/skype_ebay.html?.v=18
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Old 09-12-05, 10:39 AM
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Really really
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Old 09-12-05, 10:49 AM
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I think someone on Slashdot got it right. Ebay is going into the micro-payments business which is huge outside the US and very underserved. This is where skype comes in. Ebay is moving away from it's traditional auction business and getting into anything which helps bring people together and they are taking a cut of the transaction.

$4 billion is pretty high though. Any idea how much money Skype was making?
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Old 09-12-05, 10:52 AM
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http://www.engadget.com/entry/1234000140058350/ Deal is complete 1.3 Billion Dollars for Skype
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Old 09-12-05, 12:26 PM
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it was stock, cash and even more money by 2010 if certain financial goals are met for a possible total of around $4 billion
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Old 09-12-05, 12:48 PM
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I never heard of Skype before.
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Old 09-12-05, 02:33 PM
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I never heard of Skype before.
Me either...
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