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eBay to Acquire Skype  —  London, September 12, 2005 - eBay Inc. (Nasdaq: EBAY; has agreed to acquire Luxembourg-based Skype Technologies SA, the global Internet communications company, for approximately $2.6 billion in up-front cash and eBay stock, plus potential performance-based consideration.
eBay to buy Skype in $2.6bn deal  —  Online auction site eBay has agreed to buy internet telephone company Skype Technologies in a $2.6bn (£1.4bn) deal.  —  eBay said it would pay half the amount in cash and the other half in stocks to create "an unparalleled e-commerce and communications engine".
Ebay set to seal Skype deal for over $2.6bn  —  By Richard Waters in San Francisco and James Politi in New York  —  Ebay was in the final stages late on Sunday night of sealing an agreement to buy Skype, the fast-growing provider of voice calls over the internet, for more than $2.6bn, according to a person close to the situation.
Om Malik / Om Malik's Broadband Blog:
SkypeBay done for $4.1 Billion.  —  Update: So the deed is done - $4.1 billion.  EBay will pay $1.3 billion in cash and $1.3 billion in stock for the online communications company.  It will make a further payout of up to $1.5 billion if certain financial targets are met, Reuters reports.
Mark Evans:
Wow! eBay is Really Buying Skype  —  No other way to describe it but as stunning as the rumours about eBay Inc. acquiring Skype turned out to be true.  For a cool $2.6-billion in cash and additional payments based on future performance (which could apparently boost the deal to US$4.1-billion) …
Discussion: The Post Money Value
Jonathan Krim / Washington Post:
EBay to Buy Skype  —  Online auction powerhouse eBay Inc. will buy Luxembourg-based Skype Technologies SA, the world's leader in Internet phone service, for $2.6 billion in cash and potential future payments of as much as $1.5 billion in cash or stock, the two companies announced today.
eBay to buy Skype for $2.6 billion in cash, stock  —  eBay has agreed to buy the fast-growing Internet start-up Skype in a move to add free Web telephone calls to its online auctions and fuel growth, the companies confirmed Monday.  —  The auctioneer said it plans to pay $1.3 billion in cash …
James Enck / EuroTelcoblog:   Niklas and Meg 4-ever
Jeff / The Jeff Pulver Blog:
End of an Era? eBay to purchase Skype
Discussion: VoIP Watch
Jeff Clavier / Software Only:
Skype + eBay = Deal!  $1.3B cash + $1.3 stock + $1.5 earn-out = $4.1B!
Discussion: ben barren
Jon Arnold / Jon Arnold's Blog:
Skype/Ebay - the Dominoes are About to Fall - We Are Stardust...
Ross Mayfield / Ross Mayfield's Weblog:
The Simple Reason eBay bought Skype
Discussion: The Stalwart
USA Today:
Rebuilt New Orleans could be cutting edge  —  Ugly as she was, Katrina may have given BellSouth a rare opportunity: the chance to turn one of the oldest cities in the USA into a showcase for 21st-century communications.  —  Talk of how New Orleans could look some day may seem fanciful considering …
Mary Jo Foley /
More Developers, More Developers, More Developers!  —  Microsoft's PDC 2005 mission: To broaden its developer base.  But will programmers find Redmond's new technologies in the pipeline hot enough to pledge all their loyalties?  —  Developers always have been the target audience …
Discussion: Scobleizer
Mvwood / MikeWo's Musings:
LS800 Review  —  I had previously mentioned that I wanted to purchase a LS800 tablet.....well, my willpower is very week (and my wife is very kind) and so I've had one now for about three weeks.  So far I'm pretty happy with it.  I thought I'd provide a nice summation of my thoughts on the device.
Discussion: The Tablet PCs Weblog
Jon's Radio:
Departure checklist  —  As I was preparing this morning for a couple of conferences, I took a moment to reflect on how my departure checklist has changed.  Things that used to matter a lot — plane tickets, cash — seem unimportant.  But the things that grant access to those things — ID cards — matter more than ever.

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