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话题: skype话题: microsoft话题: acquisition话题: its话题: million
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Q*K
发帖数: 3464
1
The Wall Street Journal reported earlier tonight that Microsoft–in what
would be its most aggressive acquisition in the digital space–was zeroing
in on buying Skype for $8.5 billion all in with an assumption of the
Luxembourg-based company’s debt.
Sources told BoomTown tonight that the deal for the online telephony and
video communications giant is actually done and will be announced early
tomorrow morning.
The purchase–which has been spearheaded in a closely held negotiations by
Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer, with an assist from top dealmaker Charles
Songhurst–is a bold move for the software giant and its biggest acquisition
in more than three decades.
The big price will give Microsoft–which has struggled in its online efforts
and has lost billions of dollars for its work–a big brand name on the Web.
With Skype, which has been aggressively expanding, Microsoft will continue
to lose money in its Internet efforts. Skype lost $7 million on revenue of $
860 million. Operating profits, which Skype preferred to highlight, were $
264 million.
And–let us not forget–Skype’s debt is $686 million. Silver lining: That’
s slightly less than Microsoft’s Online Services division losses in its
most recent quarter!
But, sources said, the concept is bigger than just money, including getting
access to Skype’s 663 million registered users.
Skype, which had been headed bumpily towards an IPO until now, will
apparently be integrated into Microsoft’s Windows Live and other online
communications efforts in both the consumer and enterprise arenas, sources
said.
Think Kinect connecting.
Skype has had a big-company owner before–eBay Inc. paid $2.6 billion in
cash and stock for it in 2005, as a way for the auction site’s buyers and
sellers to communicate.
A 65 percent stake in Skype was sold in 2009 to investors such as Silver
Lake Partners, Andreessen Horowitz, as well as the Canada Pension Plan
Investment Board. It then valued Skype at $2.75 billion.
So, obviously, the deal is a big win for them. In addition, at the time they
made their investments Skype was a huge legal mess with lawsuits flying.
Skype has since gotten cleaned up enough to attract Microsoft.
Other suitors have looked at Skype, including Google, although acquisition
interest by Facebook was very much overblown, said several sources.
Interestingly, Microsoft’s new smartphone partner Nokia also held meetings
with Skype’s CEO Tony Bates, a former Cisco exec who arrived at the company
relatively last fall.
Interest in Skype by Microsoft was first reported by GigaOm’s Om Malik on
Sunday.
Tune in at 5 am PT for the official press release, apparently, and lots and
lots and lot of analysis of whether Microsoft paid too much for Skype.
s******g
发帖数: 755
2
$8.5B finally?

acquisition

【在 Q*K 的大作中提到】
: The Wall Street Journal reported earlier tonight that Microsoft–in what
: would be its most aggressive acquisition in the digital space–was zeroing
: in on buying Skype for $8.5 billion all in with an assumption of the
: Luxembourg-based company’s debt.
: Sources told BoomTown tonight that the deal for the online telephony and
: video communications giant is actually done and will be announced early
: tomorrow morning.
: The purchase–which has been spearheaded in a closely held negotiations by
: Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer, with an assist from top dealmaker Charles
: Songhurst–is a bold move for the software giant and its biggest acquisition

t*****s
发帖数: 2933
3
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Microsoft Corp. is nearing a deal to buy the popular
Internet telephone service Skype in what could be the biggest deal in the
software maker's 36-year history, according to a published report.
Ebay made a big chunk of money from skype even skype didnt make a dime to
ebay.
Kudos to Ebay!

acquisition

【在 Q*K 的大作中提到】
: The Wall Street Journal reported earlier tonight that Microsoft–in what
: would be its most aggressive acquisition in the digital space–was zeroing
: in on buying Skype for $8.5 billion all in with an assumption of the
: Luxembourg-based company’s debt.
: Sources told BoomTown tonight that the deal for the online telephony and
: video communications giant is actually done and will be announced early
: tomorrow morning.
: The purchase–which has been spearheaded in a closely held negotiations by
: Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer, with an assist from top dealmaker Charles
: Songhurst–is a bold move for the software giant and its biggest acquisition

b******d
发帖数: 574
4
WTF

acquisition

【在 Q*K 的大作中提到】
: The Wall Street Journal reported earlier tonight that Microsoft–in what
: would be its most aggressive acquisition in the digital space–was zeroing
: in on buying Skype for $8.5 billion all in with an assumption of the
: Luxembourg-based company’s debt.
: Sources told BoomTown tonight that the deal for the online telephony and
: video communications giant is actually done and will be announced early
: tomorrow morning.
: The purchase–which has been spearheaded in a closely held negotiations by
: Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer, with an assist from top dealmaker Charles
: Songhurst–is a bold move for the software giant and its biggest acquisition

b******d
发帖数: 574
5
靠,俺的股票又要跳水了。今天刚挂上还没卖掉。

acquisition

【在 Q*K 的大作中提到】
: The Wall Street Journal reported earlier tonight that Microsoft–in what
: would be its most aggressive acquisition in the digital space–was zeroing
: in on buying Skype for $8.5 billion all in with an assumption of the
: Luxembourg-based company’s debt.
: Sources told BoomTown tonight that the deal for the online telephony and
: video communications giant is actually done and will be announced early
: tomorrow morning.
: The purchase–which has been spearheaded in a closely held negotiations by
: Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer, with an assist from top dealmaker Charles
: Songhurst–is a bold move for the software giant and its biggest acquisition

t*****s
发帖数: 2933
6
vision!!!

【在 b******d 的大作中提到】
: WTF
:
: acquisition

S******4
发帖数: 2865
7
SteveB has finally officially lost his mind.

【在 b******d 的大作中提到】
: WTF
:
: acquisition

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