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Skype may buy peer-to-peer VoIP startup Gizmo5

According to the Washington Post, Skype may soon purchase peer-to-peer VoIP startup Gizmo5 for around $50 million. The purchase is part of a back-up plan to ensure code base for the online VoIP

Founders use injunction hoping to foil $2.75 billion Skype deal

Skype founders Janus Friis and Niklas Zennstrom have added another layer to their previous lawsuit against eBay and Silver Lake Partners over copyright infringement. They are seeking an injunction

eBay and Skype win patent fight with Peer Communications

eBay and Skype are off the hook again. A federal appeals court found eBay and Skype did not infringe on two patents held by Peer Communications. After initially winning a patent case against Peer

Google Wave: A beta tester's perspective

Google officially rolled out its 100,000-strong beta test of its Google Wave collaboration/email hybrid product and response was so strong, people posted their invites on eBay and received hundreds

eBay credits $400 million in sales to iPhone users

eBay users shopping and bidding via iPhone have generated more than $400 million in sales for the online marketplace since its iPhone and iPod touch application first launched in mid-2008. Speaking

SIPfoundry integrates with Skype for SIP

Open source telephony community SIPfoundry has announced its sipXecs product is interoperable with Skype for SIP, and the companies are testing the product in a beta program. The Skype for SIP

Skype sale faces legal challenge from co-founders

Skype's co-founders Janus Friis and Niklas Zennstrom have sued eBay and the consortium that recently purchased a 65 percent stake in the VoIP calling company for copyright infringement over the use

Avaya buys Nortel ES for $915M

Avaya won the stalking horse auction for Nortel's Enterprise Solutions division with a $915 million bid, according to the companies. Under the terms of the deal, Nortel will receive $900 million in

Skype inks ad deal with CNN

Skype is aiming to woo more business users, as it announced a major advertising buy with CNN International targeting this market. The deal, which covers CNN viewers in EMEA, Asia, and Latin America,

eBay sells majority stake in Skype for $1.9 billion

eBay announced it will sell a 65 percent stake in its Skype communications unit to a group of private investors led by Silicon Valley private equity firm Silver Lake Partners. The investors will pay