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Rumor Mill: GENBAND needs a IPO because it has to

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A number of analysts I ran into last week were coming fresh from the GENBAND (www.genband.com) Perspectives Media and Analyst Summit held in Frisco Texas.

One aspect of the event was apparently laying out a case for a IPO in the near future.  Most analysts I talked to felt that GENBAND had paid [...]

Skype files for an IPO – Only 8 million paying users?

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In the usual terse manner that all companies end up with, Skype (www.skype.com) has announced it has filed a S-1 registration statement with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) for a proposed IPO of its “ordinary” shares.  

The SEC prospectus can be found here on www.sec.gov. Be interesting to see what skeletons come [...]

Broadsoft filing an IPO, Metaswitch buying AppTrigger, Radisys acquiring Pactolus, dogs and cats living together

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(If you don’t get the reference, watch below…)

 

Back in December, I was interviewed by TMC CEO Rich Tehrani and  made a bunch of predictions, but I have to say that I missed the onslaught of deal making that’s now happening, (Did get the part about Social media and geo-location right, however…)

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Skype gets freedom – now what?

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Skype is now going to be an independent company like it always wanted. Owner eBay “unloaded” Skype for $2 billion in cash, but still holds 35 percent of the company. (Remember this, we’re coming back to it shortly).

The buying consortium is made up of Silver Lake Partners, Index Ventures, Andreessen Horowitz, and [...]