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Categories: Instant Messaging

eBay's $2.6 Billion Bet on Skype Doesn't Pay Off

Posted by: Rob Hof on October 01

eBay mystified me and many other people when it bought Skype, the Internet telephony startup eBay bought in late 2005 for $2.6 billion plus a potential $1.7 billion incentive payout....

IM + Mobile + Publishing = ... Something Big

Posted by: Rob Hof on January 02

Now here's a use for instant messaging that may finally get me to use it on my cell phone. (As you can probably tell from my photo, I'm old enough...

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