Discussion in 'General Tech & Gadget Forums' started by Stuart Wright, Aug 9, 2005.
He gets everywhere, Murdoch is like Gates, they want to control the world.
It would be a shame to lose an "independant" like Skype
Skype also want to control world using its private protocol, not standard like SIP.
SIP is much popular these days
He must have smelled the money somewhere
eBay are buying Skype according to the BBC headline, more to follow
Here's a bit more http://www.engadget.com/entry/1234000140058350/
Yup, its happened: eBay just bought Skype. The price? An astoundingly ridiculous $1.3 billion in cash and 32.4 million shares of eBay stock for a company which expects to make only $60 million dollars this year. But, hey, its eBays money to spend as it pleases, and in the press release they describe their plans to begin integrating Skype into eBay auctions in order to streamline and improve communications between buyers and sellers as well as their intent to combine Skype with PayPal to pursue entirely new lines of business that would monetize ecommerce communications on a pay-per-call basis. Rockin, we guess.
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