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Why Did Skype Want To Sell?

Skype had filed for an IPO, was going to do about a billion dollars in revenues, and was on its way to becoming profitable. So why sell? Silver Lake and eBay were both getting impatient and wanted to lock in their profits. Some sources also believe Skype’s revenues had stalled.


https://gigaom.com/2011/05/09/why-microsoft-is-buying-skype-...

Skype at near a billion in revs sold itself for $8.5 billion.

Zoom is a better and enterprise focused Skype.

We can take away that it would have cost Microsoft perhaps $8 billion or more to create Skype
from scratch. Perhaps similar for Zoom.

The video asset is valuable. Zoom is more valuable of an asset. Current lower revenues not w standing you don’t value something just on next years revenues.

Skype May be a sort of floor.

Tinker
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