Thursday, May 05, 2011

Exclusive: Facebook and Google mull Skype deals | Reuters

A Skype bidding war may be underway; I won’t be surprised if Cisco is also in the game

Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg has been involved in internal discussions about buying Skype, according to one of the sources. Another source said Facebook had reached out to the Luxembourg-based company about forming a joint venture.

Google has also held early talks for a joint venture with Skype, the second source said.

A Skype deal could be valued at $3 billion to $4 billion, the first source said.

Exclusive: Facebook and Google mull Skype deals | Reuters

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