This is an incredible move. I would never have predicted that eBay
would purchase Skype. But it will be very interesting how they
integrate free VoIP into their auction business, and how much eBay will
be able to accelerate the world-wide adoption of Skype. Especially when
Google, Yahoo and MSN are all getting into this space as fast as
possible. The bottom line is that consumers will win (great services
for free) because of new technology and aggressive competition.
eBay’s stock is moving up slightly, while Google is up $8 and nearing its all-time high.
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