Report: eBay is building a Frankenskype

eBay wants to spin off telephony service Skype into a separate publicly traded company, but something’s standing in the way: Skype’s founders are threatening to take back some of the technology in the midst of a licensing dispute.The auction giant’s solution, according to a Bloomberg report on Thursday: Build a new one.This was revealed in a 10-Q regulatory filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission; eBay is not commenting beyond the filing. You can decide whether “Frankenskype” or “Skypenstein” is a better name for the hypothetical creation.To read this CNET report in full, see:

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