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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 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.
Rob Hof / TechBeat:
Here Comes the eBay Announcement...  Just got a notice from eBay of an "investor conference call" at 5 a.m. Pacific time, on an announcement to be made two hours earlier.  Very unusual practice for eBay.  I don't know for sure, but who wouldn't guess that eBay's buying Skype after all?
Luis F. Escalante /
eBay Buys Skype for $4.1 Billion  —  eBay's creates one-click trust between buyers and sellers.  —  According to a BusinessWeek article, eBay will be holding an "investors conference call" at 5am PST for an announcement to be made 2 hours before.  Since the eBay, Skype talks began early last week …
Skype Leads the VoIP Pack  —  Waterloo, Ontario; August 9, 2005 - New research from intelligent broadband network equipment maker, Sandvine reveals that Skype is leading the VoIP provider pack in North America.  —  2004 was termed the 'year of VoIP rollouts' and the first half of 2005 has seen explosive consumer adoption.
Olga Kharif / TechBeat:
VoIP Hype: Could It Lead to a Bust?  —  Every week, it seems Web-calling provider Skype is said to be for sale for a greater amount.  In the past month, the company's alleged price tag has jumped from $2 billion to $5 billion.  My colleague Rob Hof had blogged recently on how ridiculously high …
Chris Gaither / Los Angeles Times:
Chat From the War Zone  —  With the hiring of blogger-journalist Kevin Sites, Yahoo is set to compete with TV news.  —  Yahoo Inc. has been talking like a major media company.  Today it will start acting like one.  —  Ten months after Lloyd Braun, former chairman of the ABC television network …
Joanna Glasner / Wired News:
Less Plaque, More Action Films  —  Leaning back in the dentist's chair with a drill whirring in the background represents, for most people, one of life's more agitating experiences.  —  For patients of Dr. Bruce Bothwell, however, such moments simply provide a chance to watch the opening credits.
Ars Technica:
iPod nano  —  System requirements: Macintosh computer running Mac OS X 10.3.4 or later, USB port; Windows PC running Windows 2000 SP4 or Windows XP SP2, USB port  —  Price: US$199 (2GB), US$249 (shop for the iPod nano)  —  As we all know, Apple's iPod has dominated the digital music player scene since …
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