eBay has announced that it is to sell off Skype, the online phone service it bought four years ago for $3,1-billion.

 It will sell a 65% share of Skype to an investor group, that includes Netscape found Marc Andreessen.
The move will leave eBay with its online market and its online payment service PayPal.
Skype earned profits of $551-million in 2008.