A recent Reuters piece points to talks between Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg as possible clues to a potential buyout or partnership between the 500+ million user social network and the Luxembourg-born communications platform.
According to the piece, Facebook isn’t the only caller courting Skype – Google is also making a pass (or at least looking for a heavy partnership).
Analysts put a potential Skype + Facebook/Google deal between $3-4 billion based on an expected IPO (maybe still in the second half of 2011?) of about $1 billion.
Read the full Reuter’s article here.
- Rumor: Facebook wants to buy Skype (zdnet.com)
- Skype May Soon Be Object Of Bidding War Between Google And Facebook (GOOG) (businessinsider.com)
- Skype rumored making deals with Facebook, Google (electronista.com)
- Facebook, Google eye Skype deal (news.cnet.com)