Both Facebook and Google are considering allegedly buying Skype, or form a joint venture with firm .reports reuters
, referring to two anonymous sources. One source says that Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg has participated in internal discussions about buying Skype. Another source says that Facebook has contacted Skype to establish a joint venture.
It is estimated that the price of Skype will be between three and four billion dollars. Skype prepares still an IPO in the second half of 2011, which are expected to generate about a billion dollars. But it has then allegedly did not prevent Skype from negotiating a possible sale.
An anonymous source told Reuters that Google also has negotiated a joint venture with Skype.
Negotiations with both Facebook and Google is still at an early stage and it is unclear whether there will be a sale or some form of joint venture or whether Skype will continue with the planned IPO, reports Reuters.
None of the companies involved wanted to comment on the case against the news agency.
Skype was founded by Janus Friis Danish and Swedish Niklas Zennström and later sold to eBay, which is regarded as one of IT's greatest mis-selling. In 2009 elected as eBay to sell Skype to a group of investors.
Both Facebook and Linkedid is planning an IPO in the near future. The biggest social network in China, Renren, have just had a terrific stock market debut, the shares rose 57 percent. on the first day.Posted by: Date:
Thursday, May 5th, 2011
|any way, we lose. i would stop using skype if facebook buys skype, and either way, all our personal data will be sold to anyone that wants to buy it.|
|posted by (2011-05-06 00:02:41)|
|money talk bulshit/aka personal info walks thats how its gonna be were just gonna have to get use to it|
|if facebook buys it, they will raise the prices, and probably eliminate the free usage|
|this is some nice $hit!.|
wtf.! now we can't use anything without any privacy?
|posted by (2011-05-06 01:29:22)|
|for crying out loud....|
|google has there own voice chat, why they need another one|
|posted by (2011-05-06 07:41:51)|
|my personal opinion is where there is info there is money to be earned.thats how the world is.its like phone selles calling in all hrs off the day wanna buy this that ect.you always end up asking you where the b bip bop he.. did they get my mumber ect.|
|posted by (2011-05-06 09:44:09)|
|I've never used skype never will I like me home phone!|
Facebook sucks also.
It's a game for the big-cats see who can corner as much of the www. as they can.
World domination mate,world domination!
|i understand why they want it, but its still kinda meh..|
FB should be working on the plan to set up their own mobile phone provider service rather than this.
Then they would know everything about us.. lol
|If I want to talk to my friends I'll call them... Free mobile minutes and all that... or Skype on its own... If I wanna chat with some one, Facebook... When you bring too many things together, too many things can go wrong. And I agree WWW =World Wide Wealth... It's like online real estate...|
|posted by (2011-05-08 03:34:39)|
|yeah, then what?? take over xbox and playstation?? might as well take over microsoft so that they can ensure every comp in every household is linked to fb for their massive ad-spamming campaign|
|if you watch your ports facebook follows you around even after you log off.. ive terminated the connection before and it re-connects itself.. sometimes when i check my internal protocols it will notice im looking and instantly disconnect.. some serious issues!!! also if you notice alot of apps are going to cloud technology, i think you know what this means right? i also find it unusual that facebook makes it a difficult maze for the average user to set his privacy settings in a safe manner.. if your not a advanced user than your exposed in a more dangerous light. kind of the same way microsoft sets your default installation to allow alot of scary services full rights in administrative under control panel. same as some torrents here useing a packed virus which is undetected after unpacking and morphing the code.. my point is learn learn learn.. and dont stop learning!! if someone calls you paranoid be proud of it...|
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admin (2011-05-10 13:43:53)
|Already Microsoft have agreement to buy Skype. about $8.5bln|
|posted by (2011-05-10 17:32:02)|
|Microsoft wanted technologies and platform used by Skype, to create real-time communications for other MS products! LOL|
All Cash deal - 8.5 Billion U.S. Dollars! Bam! Microsoft now owns Skype