Google and Facebook Rumored to be Courting Skype

Google and Facebook have both had discussions with internet telephony pioneer Skype about a possible joint venture, according to a Reuters report. Additionally, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has had what Reuters calls “internal” discussions about the possibility of buying Skype outright.

The Reuters report, which cites two anonymous sources, comes three months after Skype delayed its highly anticipated IPO following the hiring of a new CEO, former Cisco executive Tony Bates.