As if taking on Groupon and LivingSocial weren’t enough for these big hitters, it looks like they’re next venture might be Skype. A source supposedly in the know recently reported to Routers that Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is interested in buying the company for $3 – $4 billion. Another source stated that that Google is also extremely interested in making an offer.
Skype has been valued recently at $1 billion as it has spent much of this year putting together plans for an IPO. Both sources stated that is still a very likely option.
With the money and clout that both Facebook and Google hold, I wouldn’t be surprised if either of them end up buying Skype outright. Each could easily integrate it within their existing applications and sites with ease. Surely something will happen and I imagine pretty quickly.
There has been no official word from any of them but we’ll inform you as soon as something comes through.