eBay integration of Skype

Here’s one for the VoIP crowd and eBay fans. It was reported earlier this month that eBay purchased the Internet communications company Skype for $2.6 billion in cash and stock. How eBay intends to integrate Skype technology into their operations isn’t entirely clear except that it’s clear eBay’s sole reliance on e-mail as the primary form of communication between parties has become rather archaic and untimely. VoIP has potential and is getting more and more press lately, but it seems that Skype’s technology, which includes peer-to-peer service (IM) and file transfer capability, and its marriage with eBay may have some problems.

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