John Paczkowski

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Skype: Well, Yeah $2 Billion Is Low Considering What You Paid for It…

skype_iconjpgAnalysts value Skype at roughly $2 billion. But it seems John Donahoe, CEO of parent company eBay, values it at a bit more than that. Asked to put a price on the Internet telephony business, Donahoe declined, but he said $2 billion is “low.”

And I suppose it is, given that eBay (EBAY) paid $2.6 billion for Skype in October 2005 and subsequently took a $1.43 billion charge on it.

“I think it’s worth a lot and I think the numbers speak for themselves,” he added. “There are not many properties that have that kind of growth.”

EBay plans to spin Skype off in an initial public offering in 2010.


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I think the NSA has a job to do and we need the NSA. But as (physicist) Robert Oppenheimer said, “When you see something that is technically sweet, you go ahead and do it and argue about what to do about it only after you’ve had your technical success. That is the way it was with the atomic bomb.”

— Phil Zimmerman, PGP inventor and Silent Circle co-founder, in an interview with Om Malik