Microsoft bought Skype for $8.5 billion, presumably beating out both Google and Facebook. But it turns out, Google didn't want Skype. Not at all, in fact. They even went so far as to sabotage themselves from a potential deal.
Skype's doing well for itself if they sold themselves in 2005 to eBay for $2.6bn, which then sold 65 per cent of it off for $1.9bn. Now, both Facebook and Google are rumored to be eyeing up Skype separately, according to Reuters.