skype out

Skype co-founder Niklas Zennström’s boat budget just got a lot bigger.  The owner of the hot 72 footer and the newTP52 “Ran just cashed out of his most successful venture to date with the sale of Skype to Microsoft for a cool 8.5 Billion USD.  The slick part is that this is now the second time Zennstrom’s selling Skype – he sold it to eBay a few years back for 2.1 Billion, bought it back, and now is cashing out again.  Not bad Mr. Z – and thanks for a great service that sailors all over the world depend on to send porn links to all their friends!  Will Microsoft screw up yet another great service?  Tell us what you think here.