Skype’s doing well for itself if they sold themselves in 2005 to eBay for $US2.6 billion, which then sold 65 per cent of it off for $US1.9 billion. Now, both Facebook and Google are rumoured to be eyeing up Skype separately, according to Reuters.
I can understand why Facebook might want a stab at Skype – after all, they’ve already jumped into bed together by implementing VoIP between Facebook contacts – but Google? When they already have the successful Google Voice? People are saying the Skype sale could go for $US3-$US4 billion, though a Skype IPO is planned for later this year. [Reuters]