- Though eBay's (EBAY +2.1%) management and board may not be thrilled with Carl Icahn's war of words with the company, shares are now up 7% since the activist investor took aim at eBay's governance on Monday morning.
- This morning, Icahn issued a new letter in which he took up eBay's challenge to have an "honest, accurate, debate" with him (CNBC has offered to host), and say he sent a letter yesterday to eBay yesterday "demanding to inspect all books and records" related to the sale of Skype to an investor group featuring board member/VC Marc Andreessen.
- Icahn also calls ex-Intuit CEO Scott Cook's presence on the board akin to Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll "sitting in when the Denver Broncos were constructing their game plan."
- Meanwhile, eBay founder Pierre Omidyar is once more defending his company's decision not to spin off PayPal, and calls Icahn's claims regarding Andreessen and Cook "unfounded."
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