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Facebook interested in buying Skype?

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 05 May 2011 22:50 User comments (4)

Facebook interested in buying Skype? Sources have said this week that Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has been actively speaking to Skype about a potential buyout or a joint venture.
If accurate, the report says Facebook could pay up to $4 billion for the video chat service.

More likely, however, the two companies will tie-up for a new joint venture.

Additionally, Google appears to be interested in a similar venture, as well, and has had "early talks."

Skype only commented to say: "As a practical matter, we avoid commenting on rumor and speculation."

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4 user comments

16.5.2011 7:00

I sure hope Facebook doesn't intervene or worst yet buy Skype I'd like to continue to use Skype.

26.5.2011 13:11

They probably will and Skype is probably the best client I have used for video chat and work.


This is superman

37.5.2011 18:41

Skype is good but is often a bit sketchy tetchy... I have just used one provided by Logitech as I bought a new Logitech camera. I found the quality of vid/sound much better but that may be because it isn't so strongly used as Skype. Check it out on the Logitech site.


raycooke

48.5.2011 5:29

I have VID as I have Logitech's best WebCam, I prefer a global compatibility over a proprietary network so the lose remains the same.

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