Mark Andressen to buy Skype?

Peter Wylie
01 Sep 2009

VoIP provider Skype, whose corporate parent eBay has said it will spin off in an IPO in spring 2010, may be subject to a private offer from Netscape founder Marc Andressen's new venture capital firm and other private equity groups.



Skype currently is facing a legal challenge from Joltid, a separate company still owned by Skype co-founders Janus Friis and Niklas Zennstrom, over the underlying software that powers Skype.

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Either way, despite claims that Skype's reported figure of 450 million registered users might be bogus, the company is still on track to rake in more than $600 million in 2009, according to eBay financial reports.

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