EBay Unveils Skype IPO Plans

The auction site says it will sell shares in its PC-calling business; some speculate the announcement could be a tactic for negotiating a deal

Executives at eBay (EBAY) have made plain that Skype wasn't long for their stable of businesses. What was less clear is how the e-commerce giant would dispose of the division that lets users place free or cheap phone calls over the Internet.

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