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Description: The founders of Skype agreed to join the investor group buying the Internet-calling service from EBay Inc. and to drop litigation that had threatened to shut down the company.

Source: Bloomberg.com

Date: 11/06/2009

Link:  http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601204&sid=armXJAA3nReg

Questions for discussion: 

  • Do you think Skype should be managed independently of EBay or as a part of it?  Explain your answer.
  • Do you think Skype can maintain its competitive advantage in the marketplace? Explain your answer.
  • What other collaborative applications could be developed for Skype, such as the connection with EBay?

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