Can the Skype Deal Turn Into a Long Term Catalyst for Microsoft Shares? What could possibly go wrong in a sexy, strategic deal that plans to leverage Skype’s power of internet communication across Microsoft’s various businesses including mobile, business software, gaming, and advertising platforms? Telco Carrier Skepticism ... 05/13/2011 - 1:00 pm | View Link
How eBay Fared in Latest Skype Deal The conventional thinking goes that Meg Whitman, eBay’s former chief executive, blundered by buying Skype six years ago for $2.5 billion. Her idea that Skype, the Internet calling service, would encourage eBay’s users to talk to one another rather than ... 05/9/2011 - 5:32 pm | View Link
DONE DEAL: eBay Settles Skype Lawsuit, Founders Return After a saga that simply defied explanation, the eBay/Skype lawsuit has finally been settled. The founders of Skype have returned to their creation. A recap of the story: eBay bought Skype for $2.6 billion back in 2005. Skype's founders, Niklas Zennstrom ... 11/5/2009 - 8:15 pm | View Link
EBay CEO says Skype deal is going to close EBay Inc Chief Executive John Donahoe said on Wednesday that recent lawsuits will not derail a $1.9 billion deal to sell a majority interest in Web telephone unit Skype to an investor group. This deal is going to close, Donahoe told the annual summit of ... 09/24/2009 - 11:48 am | View Link
Skype founders trying to wreck eBay deal SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) -- The two founders of Internet calling service Skype Technologies want their company back, or at least a piece of the action. Janus Friis and Niklas Zennstrom seem to be doing everything they can to kill the proposed deal by ... 09/22/2009 - 1:01 am | View Link
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How eBay Fared in Latest Skype Deal How much money eBay makes from Microsoft’s purchase of Skype depends in part on the amount it repatriates from overseas, although it is clear that eBay ... 05/10/2011 - 12:30 am | View Website
EBay CEO says Skype deal is going to close | Reuters LAS VEGAS EBay Inc Chief Executive John Donahoe said on Wednesday that recent lawsuits will not derail a $1.9 billion deal to sell a majority interest in ... 09/23/2009 - 1:23 am | View Website
eBay Scores In Skype Deal Bravo, John Donahoe! eBay's boss managed to get Skype off the company's hands in a deal that looks good for eBay in both the short- and long-term. 09/1/2009 - 6:43 am | View Website
A new plan unveiled late Friday afternoon to keep the Raiders in Oakland includes $350 million in public money, according to a term sheet released by city and Alameda County officials, despite longtime assurances from local officials that no such funding would be used to keep the team local.
“This term sheet agreement puts Oakland in the running to keep the Raiders in a way that is responsible to the team, the league, the fans and the taxpayers,” said Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf in the release.
Despite deciding not to back Donald Trump financially with ads during the presidential election, the sprawling donor and advocacy network led by the multibillionaire Koch brothers is emerging as a winner in the transition.
Longtime ally Mike Pence is leading the transition team, and several veteran Koch network donors, operatives and political allies are poised to join the Trump administration when the new president takes office in January.
While Charles Koch and some network officials had tough words for Trump for some of his incendiary campaign rhetoric and positions this year, several mega-donors who back Koch-linked advocacy groups poured millions into Super PACs and other fundraising efforts to boost Trump, and some of these donors have not been shy about flexing their muscles during the transition.
The Koch network, which says it spent about $250m this election cycle on politics and policy efforts, comprises several hundred donors who help underwrite numerous free-market, small-government advocacy groups.
Moviemaking is rarely quite as glamorous as it's cracked up to be — even when we're talking about Star Wars moviemaking.
That much was evident to Diego Luna, who plays Captain Cassian Andor in the forthcoming Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, once he started working with Alan Tudyk, who plays the droid K-2SO.
You see, although on the screen K-2 is a 7-foot-1 droid made entirely of computer graphics, Tudyk was on set in all those scenes.
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President-elect Donald Trump's transition team is casting doubt on a CIA report that claimed Russia tried to aid him in the US election.
"The election ended a long time ago in one of the biggest Electoral College victories in history." the Trump transition team's statement read. "It’s now time to move on and 'Make America Great Again.'"
According to the report, intelligence officials identified individuals with connections to the Russian government who provided WikiLeaks with hacked emails and other documents that were damaging to the Democratic Party and its presidential nominee, Hillary Clinton.
Drones are continuing to show their worth in a range of ways that few could’ve imagined when the remotely controlled flying machines started to become more affordable a few years back.
Some commercial uses were obvious in the beginning, with, say, filmmakers quick to jump on board, the camera-equipped birds noted for their ability to produce spectacular aerial shots at a fraction of the cost of renting a helicopter.
And after the Federal Aviation Administration showed a greater willingness to embrace the technology earlier this year with the launch of new drone rules for commercial operators, more industries are now discovering how the technology can work for them.
Take ecologist Todd Dawson of the University of California, Berkeley.