Google’s rival bid for Skype

Just ran into Squirrel Boy and he’s practically giddy over this Skype implosion at Ebay. Turns out Google was in the hunt for Skype too back when Ebay bought them. Eric claims he actually offered more than what Ebay ended up paying. But because of the way the deal was structured Skype went with Ebay. Kind of a shame since Google might have figured out how to make money on Skype. That at least is what Eric claims. Mostly he says he’s just glad he dodged that bullet. Peace out. (Photo: Burt Hammer, World’s Luckiest Men magazine.)