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Facebook and Google in Talks for a Deal with Skype

If there’s one service more people should be using, in FishbowlNY’s humble opinion, it’s Skype. Few people Stateside really care about Skype, but whenever FishbowlNY goes on vacation, it notes that the rest of the world can’t seem to live without it.

But Facebook and Google are catching on, and both are reportedly in talks to strike a deal with Skype, sources have told Reuters. If Skype will have them! Mark Zuckerberg has been in internal talks about buying Skype, and Google has been having separate discussions.

Skype was planning an IPO, until it was pushed back to the second half of 2011. An IPO, according to one source, could raise about $1 billion. Other sources indicated that a deal with Facebook or Google could approach $3 to $4 billion. Or, as FishbowlNY has noted, 300-400 times what The Daily lost in the first quarter.

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