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Makes sense now: eBay unloads Skype; Gets $1.9 billion in cash and keeps 35% stake

EBay has officially sold Skype in a deal that values the telephony company at $2.75 billion. The online auction company will get $1.9 billion in cash and retains a 35 percent chunk of the company.
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Written by Larry Dignan, Contributing Editor on

EBay has officially sold Skype in a deal that values the telephony company at $2.75 billion. The online auction company will get $1.9 billion in cash and retains a 35 percent chunk of the company.

There was some questioning about whether it made sense for eBay to unload Skype (Techmeme). Given the valuation of the deal and the fact that eBay keeps a stake of Skype, the deal makes a lot more sense now.

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