Skype's future shaky, warns eBay

GLOBAL - Ebay has warned the future of its acquisition Skype may not be secure if it cannot recreate the technology that supports it.

eBay is facing a court battle with Joltid, the company owned by Skype's founders which holds the rights to Sykpe's underlying technology.
When eBay bought Skype for US$2.3 billion in 2005, Joltid licensed the technology to eBay, but has now revoked that licence.

In a regulatory filing, eBay said that if it fails to win the court case in June next year and is unable to create a new VOIP technology that does...

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