Posts tagged as:

zennstrom

It's been awhile since I wrote about Joost, but the sudden departure this week of the company's chief technology officer -- which started out amicably and then became a firing -- made me want to take a look at the company again. Not that long ago, Joost was the flavour of the month: everyone wanted…

{ 28 comments }

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…

{ 6 comments }

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…
From Paul Kedrosky comes this video clip of Niklas Zennstrom -- co-founder of Kazaa, Skype and Joost -- giving a presentation at Zeitgeist.