Why eBay bought Skype

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If you're still wondering why eBay bought Skype, "Small Business Technology" columnist James Gaskin breaks the deal down. What does the online auctioneer get for its $2.6 billion? Free customers service for the SMBs that use eBay as their retail storefront.

That makes sense, but $2.6 billion? We're still puzzling over that price tag.

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