Research Paper On Skype

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  • The Skype EBay Merger

    This paper investigates the strategic moves made by the firms eBay and Skype from the beginnings of each of the companies, to the acquisition of Skype by eBay, to the reselling of Skype in 2010. The Skype and eBay business models are evaluated and it is noted that while Skype and eBay have many similarities, their differences are paramount. There are eight sources listed in the bibliography of this fourteen page paper.

  • Skype's 2010 IPO

    Google chose to use a Dutch auction for its IPO in 2004; Morningstar also used the Dutch auction in 2005. eBay has announced that it will spin off Skype and conduct its IPO in the first half of 2010; the paper discusses whether eBay should consider the Dutch auction for Skype, concluding that the Dutch auction may be appropriate. Three pages, six sources.

  • Outputs at Skype

    Skype has been acquired by Microsoft. If Microsoft wish to gain value for the acquisition it is necessary to examine the firm to determine the optimal strategies. This paper presents an assessment of the outputs at Skype, which would be suitable for use in a Nadler Tushman Congruence assessment. Eight sources are cited in the bibliography of this five page paper.

  • The Best IPO Approach for eBay and Skype

    In 2009 it was announced that eBay would spin of Skype with an initial public offering. The writer considers the best way for eBay to approach this IPO looking at the advantages and the disadvantages of the traditional and online IPO methods. Four sources are cited in this four page paper.

  • Should eBay Undertake an Online Dutch Auction for the IPO of Skype?

    Online Dutch auctions have been useless successfully for IPOs, as seen with companies such as Google and MorningStar. The writer considers potential use of this approach for Skype, looking at how it may be undertaken, the advantages as well as potential disadvantages and the investors that it may attract. Three sources are cited in the bibliography of this four page paper.

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