Skype in 2011 = $8.5 billion, Apple in 2004 = $7.5 billion

Just a quick stat here pointed out by Daring Fireball's John Gruber, following Microsoft's $8.5 billion acquisition of VoIP company Skype. Roll back a mere seven years and Microsoft could have bought Apple for that much money, and still got…

Twitter in $10 billion sales talks with Google and Facebook

Google and Facebook are said to have entered talks with Twitter in order to assimilate the micro-blogging site into their web-conquering services. Twitter are apparently asking for a whopping $10 billion for the company however, despite a December valuation of…