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EBay-Skype deal imminent

If you're up early this morning, you should be greeted with news that the eBay-Skype deal is in fact happening. Here's our story:

EBay is expected to announce the purchase of the popular Internet phone service Skype as early as Monday morning, which would end months of speculation about the Luxembourg firm.

The Internet company has scheduled an early morning conference call with investors, the Financial Times is reporting a deal is imminent and a source knowledgeable about the agreement confirmed the purchase of Skype is near.

A conference call to announce the deal is scheduled for 5 a.m. PST.

UPDATE: The news release is here.


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Ebay paid roughly EUR 1000 per paying user (assuming an average $30 p.a. revenue per user). Blackberry recently traded at $4000 per paying user. Lots of upside!

Yuri Ammosov on September 12, 2005 3:25 PM
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Insight:
"If you take the elements of eBay, including the micro-payments capability of Paypal and, now, the IP-based communications capabilities of Skype, we may be seeing the formation of the next Reuters."
http://pulverblog.pulver.com/archives/002880.html

My summary. Lots of interesting links:
http://divedi.blogspot.com/2005/09/ebay-buys-skype.html

Dimitar Vesselinov on September 12, 2005 3:47 PM
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