Facebook & Google Vie For Skype
As if taking on Groupon and LivingSocial weren't enough for these big hitters, it looks like they're next venture might be...
As if taking on Groupon and LivingSocial weren't enough for these big hitters, it looks like they're next venture might be Skype. A source supposedly in the know recently reported to Routers that Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is interested in buying the company for $3 - $4 billion. Another source stated that that Google is also extremely interested in making an offer.
Skype has been valued recently at $1 billion as it has spent much of this year putting together plans for an IPO. Both sources stated that is still a very likely option.
With the money and clout that both Facebook and Google hold, I wouldn't be surprised if either of them end up buying Skype outright. Each could easily integrate it within their existing applications and sites with ease. Surely something will happen and I imagine pretty quickly.
There has been no official word from any of them but we'll inform you as soon as something comes through.