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Running MULTIPLE instances of Skype

  • Right Click on your desktop and select “New” >> “Shortcut”.
  • Browse and give the location of the existing Skype application (say C:\Program Files\Skype\Phone\Skype.exe).
  • Type a name for this new shortcut and click on “Finish”.
  • Now right click on the newly created shortcut and select “Properties”.
  • There you may see the target as “C:\Program Files\Skype\Phone\Skype.exe”.
  • Ok last step 🙂 make the above target to read, “C:\Program Files\Skype\Phone\Skype.exe” /secondary
  • That’s all! Press Ok and double click on this new shortcut to launch the 2nd instance of Skype.
  • Yes why not you can start 3rd and 4th even 😉
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Ebay has agreed to sell a 65 percent stake in Skype to a group of private investors for USD 1.9 billion cash.

The investors are private equity groups Silver Lake and Index Ventures; Andreessen Horowitz, the recently launched venture capital firm led by Netscape founder Marc Andreessen and Ben Horowitz; and the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board. Ebay will hold on to the remaining 35 percent in Skype.

The deal values Skype at USD 2.75 billion, similar to the price of USD 2.6 billion in cash and shares announced by eBay when it acquired Skype in late 2005. Ebay struggled to make a profit with Skype or integrate it into its core online auction business, and had announced plans to spin off Skype. Read More.

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