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08 September 2005


Rob S

Wow! eBay and Skype. This company certainly has no shortage of suitors. eBay has done very well over the years but it's only a matter of time before their revenues peak. Which means that it may be time to move into other markets. Could there be live, online audio auctions powered by Skype in our future?

On another note, you pointed me back to my favorite NYC newspaper, the NY Post. The Post's parent company, News Corp. (owned by Rupert Murdoch) has been the subject of plenty of acquisition buzz over the last month as they seek to beef up their internet presence.


It is interesting, Rob, if it's more than just a rumour.

I've actually been trying to see where the synergy would be between eBay and Skype and I can't see it. The financial markets don't seem too impressed - this from a Reuters report an hour or so ago:

"Shares of eBay Inc. fell 4 percent on Thursday following published reports that the online auction company was in talks to buy online telephone company Skype Technologies SA."

We'll know soon enough if there's any meat in the burger, so to speak.

On the synergy point, Fred Wilson asks the same question. Interesting comments to his post:


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