• Skype Deal Is Turning Into A Bit Of A Cirque Du Freak

    In our October 8 post on the state of the Skype sale and litigation, we ended with a prediction: “The likely outcome of all of this remains the same – Joltid will get a stake of some size in Skype. But given the players involved, anything could still happen.” If GigaOm and the NYTimes are right, that’s exactly what’s happening. Even the “anything could… Read More

  • How A Failed Poach Could Cost Mike Volpi The Skype Deal

    Yesterday, the already very public fight for Skype entered yet another round, with the publication of recent filings of a motion for preliminary injunction against former Joost CEO and Chairman Mike Volpi and Index Ventures – where the man currently works as a partner – asking that he refrain from using knowledge or confidential information he obtained while at Joost in current… Read More

  • The Fight For Skype

    Don’t be fooled. Even though there hasn’t been any news on the various lawsuits around Skype’s intellectual property ownership, that doesn’t mean things aren’t happening behind the scenes. Negotiations continue, say multiple sources, between eBay, the new proposed Skype owner group, and the original founders Janus Friis and Niklas Zennstrom, via their company… Read More

  • Skype Sniffing Around Web Chat Startups

    Skype has been in the news a lot lately. Over the past six months, rumors swirled that the peer-to-peer telephony service provider was going to be bought back from eBay by its original founders, to be spun off as a separate company and then IPO, and ultimately to be sold to an investor group (which was confirmed at the beginning of this month). Now Skype founders Niklas Zennstrom and Janus… Read More