Skype Helping Haitians Reach Out

In the aftermath of the earthquake in Haiti, Skype has become a very useful piece of communication.  You see, phone networks are down and apparently Skype is become crucial for those who want to call out to friends and family. To help Haitians get in touch with loved ones, Skype is emailing out $2 vouchers…

Skype Sold To Investment Group

After much speculation, Josh Silverman of Skype has announced the Internet telephony company’s sale to a private investment group. This is seen as a positive move for fans (like me) of Skype’s service. Back in 2005, Skype was sold to internet auctioneer eBay. At the time, industry analysts and bloggers doubted the deal, not seeing…

Skype To Be Spun Off, Makes Plans for IPO

A huge shock in the Internet telephony world today, as Skype parent company eBay has announced plans to spin Skype off into it’s own separate company. Additionally, Skype will be taken public with an Initial Public Offering in 2010. As their blog states: “Skype is a great stand-alone business with strong fundamentals and accelerating momentum,”…