Skype’s success

LONDON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Sept. 12, 2005–eBay Inc. (Nasdaq:EBAY)( has agreed to acquire Luxembourg-based Skype Technologies SA, the global Internet communications company, for approximately $2.6 billion in up-front cash and eBay stock, plus potential performance-based consideration

Skype had been privately held.
From working stiff to billionaire, overnight*.


*If, by “overnight”, you mean: innovating, struggling and slaving for without any solid goal in mind for several years.

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