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Skype Insists It Is Not For Sale; IPO Another Question

VoIP provider Skype Technologies is actively seeking to quell rumors that the company is for sale.

In an email exchange with TechWeb, a public relations representative for the company in the U.S, said flatly: “Skype is not for sale.”

The “for sale” rumors have been circulatinging in recent days along with the report that the Luxembourg-based firm has hired investment banking firm Morgan Stanley & Co. to examine its options including floating an IPO.

Skype did not comment beyond saying the firm is not for sale.

The comments come just days after U.S. VoIP firm Vonage Holdings was said to be planning an IPO. Vonage has declined to comment on any such plans.

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