|09-12-2005, 09:40 AM||#1|
Recovering Gadget Addict
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Device: Note3, MBA, DVP11
EBay to buy Skype
According to TheInquirer Ebay has just confirmed the acquisition, for $2.6 billion in cash and stock. USA Today reports that EBay said "The total value of the deal may climb to $4.1 billion based on whether Skype meets a series of performance targets over the next three years" and "the acquisition of privately held Skype will create 'an unparalleled e-commerce and communications engine' for Internet users worldwide."
Forbes is reporting that Deutsche Bank Securities noted "Skype has about 53 million active users globally of its free peer-to-peer product, but far fewer paying customers. An eBay deal could push Skype's free service as a tool for auction customers, and then aggressively push fee-based calling and other existing services..."
This would certainly be an interesting communications tool for EBay, but I wonder if they don't have other ideas. Personally, I don't think I would want to talk with other EBay customers or sellers by Skype call, but maybe not so bad when you don't need external microphones and speakers, so I will keep an open mind.
|09-13-2005, 12:00 AM||#3|
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Nashville, TN
I would hope they have onther ideas, nonetheless they are paying a premium of $50or more/skype user. Doesn't make that much sense to me.
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