Skype’s evolution at Microsoft could hint at plans for LinkedIn - Seattle Times Skype was bought by eBay in 2005, and later sold to ... After the Skype deal, the Lync and Skype teams were eventually moved to the same unit, Lync 07/23/2016 - 11:03 am | View Link
Is Yahoo! Verizon the Worst Merger Ever? - Yahoo! Finance It’s so cheap, it can’t be a bad deal for Verizon, right? Ehhh. EBay (EBAY) paid $2.6 billion for Skype in 2005 then sold it four... 07/22/2016 - 6:15 am | View Link
Why Home-Based Businesses Should “Go Global” - Home Business Magazine ... and it’s so much easier to deal with local ... Sydney, Australia and we consult using Skype and ... websites such as Amazon, Alibaba or ... 07/21/2016 - 3:41 pm | View Link
EBay, Andreessen Dispute Icahn Accusations on Skype Deal EBay Inc. Director Marc Andreessen struck back at activist investor Carl Icahn, who has accused the venture capitalist of conflicts of interest for his role in the company’s sale of videoconferencing service Skype. Andreessen said he recused himself from ... 03/3/2014 - 7:46 am | 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
Sold! eBay jettisons Skype in $2 billion deal E-commerce giant eBay announced Tuesday that it is selling its Skype unit to an investor group that includes Marc Andreessen's new venture. Under the deal, eBay will receive approximately $1.9 billion in cash and a note from the buyer in the principal ... 09/1/2009 - 4:15 am | View Link
The New York Times SAN FRANCISCO — EBay plans to announce on Tuesday a deal to sell its Skype Internet calling division to a group of private investors, according to two people briefed on the company’s plans. Alan Marks, an eBay spokesman, would not comment on the matter. 08/31/2009 - 1:00 pm | View Link
Skype Technologies Skype Technologies S.A.R.L (also known as Skype Software S.A.R.L, Skype Communications S.A.R.L, Skype Inc. and Skype Limited) is a telecommunications company ... 07/25/2016 - 4:49 pm | View Website
Skype Skype was founded in 2003 by Niklas Zennström, from Sweden, and Janus Friis, from Denmark. The Skype software was created by Estonians Ahti Heinla, Priit Kasesalu ... 07/22/2016 - 10:47 am | View Website
Microsoft Buys Skype for $8.5 Billion. Why, Exactly? | WIRED Microsoft Buys Skype for $8.5 Billion. Why, Exactly? Just days after reports that Google and Facebook were interested in partnering with, and possibly ... 07/21/2016 - 1:40 pm | View Website
About Skype Skype is part of Microsoft. You can make video and audio calls, exchange chat messages and do much more using Skype's software on your computer, mobile phone, tablet ... 07/20/2016 - 10:17 pm | View Website
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Google’s goof; Walmart’s ‘family values’; Ice Bucket Challenge
article about Walmart’s decision, along with the offending T-shirt, which featured a drawing of Margaret from the Dennis the Menace comic.
When the Ice Bucket Challenge came along two summers ago, social media embraced it, raising over $115 million for the ALS Association, which fights the often-fatal illness also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease.
Two-thirds of the money ended up going to research, and this week the association announced a “significant” development: the discovery of NEK1, which scientists say is associated with 3 percent of ALS cases.
The discovery, published in Nature Genetics, is the result of a global gene-sequencing effort involving 11 countries and 80 researchers, called Project MinE.
The challenge money allowed the association to invest $1 million in Project MinE, and “initiated the U.
Powered by advertising and a fast-growing audience, Facebook reported a huge jump in revenue on Wednesday, with CEO Mark Zuckerberg hailing the dawn of a “video-first” era.
The Menlo Park company brought in about $6.44 billion in revenue in its second quarter, sending share prices up nearly 7 percent to over $130 in after-hours trading.
The company’s profit of $2.1 billion blew past Wall Street projections and quieted fears that increased competition from other social media, like photo- and video-sharing app Snapchat, was stealing away users’ time and attention.
Facebook has not made any announcements about how it intends to handle this aspect of live video, or how it will label or treat violent, controversial or potentially upsetting content, such as police shootings.
Video ads, which tend to cost more, are becoming a significant revenue source for Facebook, which is working to begin offering 360-degree video on the social network.
In Wednesday’s call, Sandberg highlighted how the company was using photo-sharing app Instagram to attract people back to Facebook and capitalize on advertising to users using video on both services.
The company did not break out how many advertisers pay for ads on the social network, though Zuckerberg did differentiate Facebook’s approach to video ads from that of Google’s.
Facebook will not, Zuckerberg said, put ads at the beginning of videos, a common practice at YouTube, which is owned by Google’s parent company Alphabet.
Dividend stocks are a “no brainer” compared to Treasuries says Bob Doll, the chief equity strategist for Nuveen Asset Management. He told Bloomberg Radio that with dividends outpacing yields on government bonds, it’s an easy decision in favor of equities. But which high yield stocks should be bought, and which are 
Instead of stepping on a Lego brick at night, imagine stepping onto one of these at night. One might hurt, but the other would probably eat you.
This unnervingly fleshy Lego man is a project from Frank Ippolito and Norman Chan, of Adam Savage's Tested website. Made as a cosplay for San Diego Comic-Con, the outfit, which consists of a head with realistic wrinkles and eyebrows and two claspy hands, made for a terrifying walk through the convention floor.
Amazingly though, the kids seemed to love this concept art for gritty Lego Movie reboot.
Lucas Jackson/ReutersAs Seattle's minimum wage rises toward $15 an hour, research from the University of Washington suggests that the city has not seen the major business closures and job losses that opponents of the increase predicted, nor has it seen a significant improvement in the lives of workers that proponents envisioned.
Despite clear wage increases, the research suggests the policy had an ambiguous net effect on the earnings of low-income workers because of small reductions in their likelihood of remaining employed and a slight reduction in average number of hours compared to what would have been expected without the ordinance.