The search engine s plan to allow employees to sell vested options is neither free lunch nor an outrageous executive perk. It cleverly capitalizes on investors who may be willing to pay something for stock options that employees may not value at all.
The online auctioneer, desperate for growth, will share ad revenue with Google on its international websites. But it didn't receive hefty financial upfront guarantees the way MySpace or Facebook did from Google and Microsoft. But it didn't receive hefty upfront guarantees the way MySpace did. Still, there may be a silver lining for Skype.