Skype Sale Imminent?
Rumors have long been circulating of a potential sale, though more recently eBay outlined plans for an IPO of its VoIP services business. (See eBay Pledges Skype IPO.)
The New York Times suggests eBay has been seeking $2 billion for Skype, some ways short of the price it paid back in 2005. (See EBay Buys Skype for $2.6B.)
Skype generated revenues of $170 million during the second quarter of this year, when it had 480.5 million registered users.
— Ray Le Maistre, International News Editor, Light Reading