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Ian Fogg says the $373 million buyout of Easynet by Ruper Murdoch’s Sky is much more than TV. There is a VoIP angle to it all.

Ian Fogg says the $373 million buyout of Easynet by Ruper Murdoch’s Sky is much more than TV. There is a VoIP angle to it all.

By Om Malik

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  1. But then didn’t somebody say yesterday that voice will be free after all? :-)

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  2. [...] Rupert Murdoch had planned to spend $2 billion on Internet related acquisitions. With today’s $373 million acquisition of EasyNet, and $1.2 billion buying up properties like IGN and MySpace, he has already spent about $1.57 billion. So what’s next? Chances are that the next strike would be on a VoIP player. Informed sources say that News Corp is talking to pretty much every one in the VoIP space. [...]

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  3. [...] A few weeks ago, Rupert Murdoch’s satellite TV operator BSkyB shocked everyone when the company acquired Easynet for $373 million. No one was expecting the media giant to make a move into the high speed Internet access market, even though his acquisitions of MySpace and IGN for an estimated $1.2 billion did indicate his seriousness about the Internet. Now Reuters’ is reporting that he is considering a similar move in the US. “Here (in the United States), we don’t know,” Murdoch told the newspaper. “We may be forming a company with partners to build something out here that would give you broadband.” [...]

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