Finally, the days of deals for out ever loved VOIP communication software, Skype have ended and it has been sold. Skype, which was originally acquired by the online auction giant, eBay has been sold and the deal is completed. The confirmation is given on the Official Skype Blog
The investor group is led by Silver lakes. The deal valued Skype at a massive exchange of $2.75 B, with eBay still retaining approximately 33% of it.
eBay purchased on the first hand in September 2005, for $3.1 billion and worked hard to integrate it into the mainstream business model.
Would it make any difference to me?
Of course, yes. Since skype is now owned by a new company, expect a more feature packed and reloaded skype.
With Skype being the most popular VOIP client in the world, maybe more companies will jump into the market. The competition will elevate the quality of service. If that doesn’t happens, Skype will be much better than what it presently is. Anyway, I believe it is a win-win situation for the customers!
We wish Skype all the best for the future and hope it becomes much better and let’s us continue to cut our phone bills and staying close to our friends, at the same time 🙂
[Editor’s Note: This is a post written by our Guest Blogger Rishabh Agarwal. He is an engineer by profession and web designer by choice along with being a Linux enthusiast. He writes on technology at Techylabs.