Back almost a year ago, I wrote about the sale of Skype to private investors - Onward the disruption - Skype's sale to private investors is a great step - and wondered how this "new chapter" would work out for Skype. Judging by the news today, it seems to be working out quite well!
Through a SEC filing, blog post and news release today, Skype announced that it is filing for an Initial Public Offering that could raise as much as $100 million USD. Skype's blog post naturally had none of those numbers but others have dived into the details of Skype's filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Some of the articles out already:
- The Next Web US: Skype Going Public With $100 Million IPO
- GigaOm: Skype Files for a $100 Million IPO
- Read Write Web: Skype Files for Initial Public Offering
- TechCrunch: Skype Files For $100 Million IPO With Miniscule Profits
- Business Insider: Skype Files For $100 Million IPO
Longtime readers know that I'm a huge user of Skype and have written here quite a bit about Skype. I've certainly had my issues with their direction, but I continue to be one of their paying customers and use the service each and every day. I wish them all the best with the IPO - and it will continue to be interesting to see what they do...
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