Skype acquisition: Everyone wins. Except Microsoft.

The founders made about $1.19 billion. Other investors made billions more. Even eBay gets a couple billion.1 The whole team now has more capital and more resources, which is good for the company and by extension the users (assuming Microsoft doesn’t ruin it). Facebook will likely benefit from the sale too. The only one who lost is Microsoft — to the tune of $8.5 billion.


  1. Estimates from GigaOM

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