Skype Shuffles Deck, Sale Next? (EBAY)


Two new additions to the executive team at eBay’s Skype Internet phone service (EBAY). eBay’s voice-over-IP service named Christopher Dean (left) as Chief Strategy Officer, and Daniel Berg (right) takes over the reigns as CTO.

We hope one of Dean’s first assignments is to figure out a buyer: eBay has no reason to own Skype and every reason to sell it. Potential buyers could include Google (GOOG) or Microsoft (MSFT). A Yahoo (YHOO) deal might make the most sense, but it’d be a stretch at this point.

Dean comes to Skype from Texada Capital. Berg, who oversees Skype’s team of 300 engineers, was a division CTO at Sun (JAVA).

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