The two Skype founders are trying to block the sale of Skype from eBay to Mike Volpi and Index Ventures, claiming that the buyers are using unlicensed means of Skype's source code to bypass having to pay a royalty to the two founders. It's all very money/corporate/tech talk, but how it relates to you is what we talked about yesterday: the possibility of Skype buying Gizmo5 in order to power VoIP calls. [GigaOm]
Skype Founders Are Trying To Block Skype Sale
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Five years ago, I threw away a hard drive. An utterly generic 250GB portable hard drive, already a few years old, with a couple of dings and scratches in its shell and with the beginnings of an audible click that would have eventually killed it. It had a data file containing 1400 Bitcoin on it. No big deal, at the time. Today, those few kilobytes are worth more than four million dollars.
You can't make this s*^& up. Or can you?