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Skype

At this point, I couldn't really care less who eBay sells Skype to, whether it's Google -- as the current crop of rumours seems to indicate -- or Microsoft, or even Dunkin Donuts for that matter (don't laugh; I can see a business model there). As Fred notes, it has never made any sense as…

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An interesting tidbit from the very bottom of the blog post that Skype co-founder Janus Friis wrote about taking the early (and much smaller than anticipated) earnout from eBay on the Skype deal: Friis says that this will allow his friend Niklas Zennstrom and he more time to make venture investments through a "risk capital…

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Well, now it's official: Skype turns out not to be worth the $4.1-billion that eBay seemed to think it was back in 2005. As Henry Blodget notes at Silicon Alley Insider, the $1.4-billion writedown that the online auction company just announced effectively recognizes what everyone else has known for some time: Skype may or may…
At last, the folks at Skype have provided us with a half-decent explanation of what happened when the peer-to-peer telephone service went dark for almost two full days last week. Unfortunately for Skype, it's not a very favourable one. The company does its best to blame the service outage on Microsoft, saying the disruption was…
From Paul Kedrosky comes this video clip of Niklas Zennstrom -- co-founder of Kazaa, Skype and Joost -- giving a presentation at Zeitgeist.