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Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Google's disrupting the mobile industry could pass through Skype

It's been a while since the last juicy web business rumour, so this will do nicely.

Currently in favour around London's webbist community is the rumour that Google has been in negotiations to buy Skype, the web telephony firm, from eBay.

This makes sense on a number of levels, particularly because it fits with Google's ambitions for disrupting the mobile industry through its new open mobile phone development platform Android, and for eBay - which was recently forced to admit that it had paid too much for Skype.

Plus, Google bases all of its mobile projects in London, so this is the fitting place for such a rumour.

Place your bets.

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