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Thursday, January 6, 2011

Skype acquires Qik mobile video company, (NASDAQ: AAPL), (NASDAQ: EBAY)

Internet telephone service Skype said it acquired mobile video company Qik for an undisclosed amount. Qik's service -- available on more than 200 mobile phones, including Android and Apple's (AAPL.O) iPhone -- lets users capture and share video across smartphones and the Internet, Skype said in a news release. Skype, partly owned by Web retailer eBay Inc (EBAY.O), is expecting to raise up to $1 billion in an initial public offering, sources familiar with the matter told Reuters in November.