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eBay sells 65% stake in Skype for $2B

UPDATED: eBay has reached a deal to sell a 65 percent stake in its Skype VoIP calling unit at a $2.75 billion valuation to a consortium of private equity firms, venture capital firms and a Canadian

Who will cash in on the mobile money opportunity?

There's been an impressive amount of action recently on the mobile money front, but instead of making the market's opportunities more clear, I think it has only further complicated an already

Report: Mark Andressen, others aim to purchase Skype

Skype, which corporate parent eBay has said it will spin off in an IPO in spring 2010, may be subject to a private offer from Netscape founded Marc Andressen's new venture capital firm and other

Joltid case might not affect Skype as much as predicted

Phil Wolff at the Skype Journal documents several reasons why Joltid is not only unlikely to win its case against eBay and Skype, but also is unlikely to affect the VoIP giant's viability if it

Skype adds 37M more users, revs jump to $170M in Q2

Skype's second-quarter revenue increased 25 percent year-over-year to $170 million, according to financial statements released by corporate parent eBay. Skype also saw its registered user base grow

EBay strips Skype from site

EBay has removed Skype functionality from its UK website, and it said it plans to remove the service from all of its auction listings across the globe by June 10, according to a message sent to

What's Skype really worth?

Skype's valuation has been a hot topic since eBay CEO John Donahoe announced in mid-April that the ubiquitous VoIP, IM and video chat company would be spun off in an IPO in 2010. Skype cofounders

Skype co-founders seek $266M for venture fund

Niklas Zennstrom and Janus Friis, cofounders of Skype, Kazaa and Joost, reportedly are seeking limited partners to help raise $266 million by year's end for Atomico Ventures, their new fund that

Skype Q1 revenues up

To no one's surprise, Skype continues its cash generating ways. eBay's Q1 financial statement released Wednesday reveals the company continues to grow revenues, minutes and users. For the first

eBay plans 2010 IPO for Skype

Ebay announced on Tuesday afternoon that it plans to spin Skype off from the company, starting with an IPO (initial public offering) it intends to be completed in the first half of 2010, with