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Ichingcarpenter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 04:13 AM
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Rupert Murdoch claims to own the 'Sky' in 'Skype'
Rupert Murdochs BSkyB is fighting a legal battle with the internet telecommunications pioneer Skype, claiming that it owns the Sky in Skype.

Skype yesterday announced that it plans to float on the Nasdaq stock exchange in New York. BSkyBs legal challenge to Skype using its name within the EU was revealed in the 250-page document announcing the intended flotation.///snip

This newspaper reported yesterday that Skype, formerly owned by eBay, has 560 million registered users, and has logged 95 billion minutes of voice and video calls in the first half of 2010.

It was bought by a consortium led by Silicon Valley venture capitalists Silver Lake with Andreessen Horowitz, a fund which was set up by the web browser pioneer Marc Andreessen.
A spokesman from Skype was unavailable for further comment yesterday.

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/media/online/murdoch-...


Murdoch is just plain evil.
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Dennis Donovan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 04:27 AM
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1. Next, he'll sue the estate of Jimi Hendrix for the rights to FOXy Lady...
:eyes:
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Mac1949 Donating Member (168 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 04:28 AM
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2. I respectfully disagree. He's not 'plain evil'.
I think he's premium evil with chocolate sprinkles. :evilgrin:
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Ichingcarpenter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 04:35 AM
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3. Well that's Fair and Balanced
BTW he owns those words too.
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