Cisco (CSCO) has made an offer to acquire Skype before it completes its planned IPO, TechCrunch...

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Cisco (CSCO) has made an offer to acquire Skype before it completes its planned IPO, TechCrunch says. If true, the deal could be a big one as Skype is gunning for a valuation of $5B. The report says Google (GOOG) also was rumored to be considering an offer for Skype, but antitrust concerns may have derailed that bid.