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eBay sets Skype loose at $2.75 billion valuation

The auction site has sold off its telephony unit, finally, after plans to take it public and a legal dispute with the company's founders.

By November 19, 2009


eBay's Skype sale gets go-ahead with settlement

New deal brings in Skype founders Niklas Zennström and Janus Friis as investors in a roughly $2 billion sale of the Internet telephony pioneer.

By November 6, 2009


Skype founders file copyright suit against Skype

Joltid, a company founded by Skype's developers, alleges its P2P software is being infringed upon every time someone downloads and uses the popular VoIP service.

By September 16, 2009


Joost sues former CEO Volpi over Skype

Days after being ousted as chairman of Joost, former CEO Mike Volpi is sued by the company over his alleged use of confidential information in a bid to acquire Skype.

By September 18, 2009


Former Joost CEO ousted as chairman

Mike Volpi has been removed from the board by a shareholder vote and Joost is investigating his actions during his time as chairman and CEO, according to the company.

By September 12, 2009


Report: eBay is building a Frankenskype

Auction company wants to spin off the telephony service it bought over four years ago, but rights to some of its software remain with the company's founders. So eBay's trying to build a new one.

By July 30, 2009


StreamCast names Skype, Kazaa in lawsuit

The owner of P2P application Morpheus is suing over the technology underlying Skype's Net phone software.

By March 27, 2006


Skype's VoIP ambitions

Skype co-founder Niklas Zennström explains why telephony is bound to wind up as just another application on the Internet.

By December 2, 2003


P2P caching: Unsafe at any speed?

Three European ISPs license software to reduce costs of peer-to-peer network traffic. It caches frequently traded files, and some worry this may put ISPs at risk for copyright lawsuits.

By July 18, 2003


Kazaa to patch 'serious' vulnerability

Users of file sharing programs such as Kazaa and iMesh are urged to install a security patch after a bug was discovered in their underlying network.

By May 27, 2003