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Icahn Still Harping on eBay's 2009 Skype Sale

Jason Del Rey has been a business journalist for 15 years and has covered Amazon, Walmart, and the e-commerce industry for the last decade. He was a senior correspondent at Vox.

In his latest salvo aimed at eBay, Carl Icahn once again called on the company to make public to its shareholders all documents related to eBay’s 2009 sale of Skype. Icahn is intent on proving that eBay was somehow duped into selling — or chose to sell — Skype to a consortium because eBay board member Marc Andreessen was a part of it, instead of selling it to its eventual owner Microsoft. Ebay, which Icahn says has agreed to let him view only some of the documents, has denied these accusations.

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