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internetnews.com: eBay to Acquire Skype For $2.6 Billion

Sep 12, 2005, 13:45 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Erin Joyce)

"Online auction giant eBay is expanding its communications services with a $2.6 billion cash and stock deal to acquire Voice over IP darling Skype Technologies.

"In announcing the deal Monday, which had been rumored for weeks, eBay said the acquisition of the Luxembourg-based Skype would strengthen eBay's global marketplace and payments platform. Plus, it's keen to open several new lines of business for both companies..."

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