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Old 05-10-2011, 02:08 AM
 
Location: Near Manito
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Microsoft is on the verge of grabbing Skype for $8 billion and change.

BING is so like weird guy who hangs out on the corner and wets himself. Totally useless and often annoying. Now the Seattle Superslugs are going to screw up everybody's favorite middle finger to the phone companies.

It's past time for a ree volt.
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Old 05-10-2011, 10:11 AM
 
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Why don't you tell us what you really think? LMAO! What a great post.
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Old 05-10-2011, 10:31 AM
 
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I'd hate to be eBay right now.
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Old 05-11-2011, 01:49 AM
 
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Whats with the ree volt? Against what? One company buying another?
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Old 05-11-2011, 05:54 PM
 
Location: sowf jawja
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i think it'd be cool to see it on the xbox.

what do you suppose they'll screw up?
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Old 05-11-2011, 09:36 PM
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I'd hate to be eBay right now.
Why? They just made $8 billion from the sale of Skype!

I'm amazed that a phone service which can't be used from a home telephone and which can only be used wirelessly from a smartphone could be so valuable.
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Old 05-12-2011, 03:17 PM
 
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Why? They just made $8 billion from the sale of Skype!

I'm amazed that a phone service which can't be used from a home telephone and which can only be used wirelessly from a smartphone could be so valuable.
How do you figure? My calculations comes out to a different figure.

eBay's sale of 70% of skype for $1.9B 2 years ago, put's a valuation of $2.75B on Skype as a whole. Now Skype has a valuation $8B. Making eBay's holdings worth $2.4B. eBay pocketed only $4.3B over the sales combined. That's a far cry from $8B.

Where is eBay getting $8B from?
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Old 05-13-2011, 12:43 AM
 
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M$ paid more than they should have!!! (Its like they wanted skype @ all costs)

The feds will have no trouble getting a backdoor in now
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