… the week before the announcement, we received a comment in our Customer Support from some NYC taxi driver about eBay acquiring Skype, and we downplayed this as a rumor, which is what it still was for us at that time. The taxi driver replied look gentlemen, you may disregard it all you want, but I know the facts since I just gave a ride to some eBay execs who discussed exactly what would be happening. Cannot validate if the story is really true, but looking back, it turned out to be true and funny nevertheless.
Source: [Om Malik’s Broadband Blog]
Mit dieser Information und ein paar PUT Optionen auf Ebay hätte man sicherlich einige Euros verdienen können. Wird sowas dann eigentlich als Insider Trading angesehen?