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Ebay buys Skype.

September 13, 2005
According to CEO of eBay, Meg Whitman, “Communications is at the heart of ecommerce and community” and with these words it is now official that the global online auction behemoth has purchased Skype for $2.1 billion Euros in cash + shares (a further $US1.5 Billion to 2008 based on performance goals of Skype).
eBay is further entrenching their leadership in group-forming networks and digital identity management with their Skype purchase, making it a powerful online e-commerce & m-commerce entity moving forward.
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