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eBay sells Skype

Skype fans, and we’re sure that there are plenty of them, might be distressed to hear that eBay has sold the company to an investment group, after rows with the original team behind it got a bit fighty over the rights to the technology.

If you’re a regular reader of this site you’ll know that there is a court case pending between eBay and Janus Frills and Niklas Zennstrom, who invented Skype and claim they still have the rights to the technology. They now want eBay to stop using the tech or pay them some cash. This has clearly made eBay think that it’s better to just get rid sharpish.

So what next? Well no-one knows yet, least of all those who signed up to a contract with 3 on the basis of their deal with Skype. Fingers crossed they carry on as normal, eh?

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