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Here Comes the eBay Announcement...

Posted by: Rob Hof on September 12, 2005

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? A Financial Times story suggests that’s indeed the case, and mentions that the “agreement could reach $4.1bn if performance targets are reached.” Yikes. Honestly, I still don’t see the logic at anything near that price, but it could be we’ll find out shortly what eBay has up its sleeve.

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Reader Comments

Umar Akram

September 12, 2005 06:59 AM

its definitely the "strange collision" of two very defined players Rob. Keep us update on it.


Dimitar Vesselinov

September 16, 2005 07:10 PM

ebay is up to something big!

eBay + Paypal + Skype + + Kijiji = ?

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