eBay acquires Skype Technologies

The rumor on Friday was the eBay is talking to Skype and today they announced that eBay will pay at least $2.6 billion in cash to acquire Skype Technologies. The total value of the deal may climb to $4.1 billion if Skype meets certain performance targets.

That’s a lot of money to enter the market that Yahoo! and Google just moved in. A couple of days back I read that Google was not willing to pay the requested $3 billion and that’s when they decided to write Google Talk themselves.

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