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Double-Dipping on the Internet

Foreboding article in today's New York Times about "The High-Speed Money Line" and where the Internet may be heading -- consumers paying to get online and then paying again. Seems content providers (Yahoo, Amazon, eBay, etc.) may have to pay...

Another One Bites the Dust: Nikon Moving Away from Film Cameras

Kodak, Canon and now Nikon have decided that producing conventional film cameras just doesn't make sense in this age of digital imaging -- just seems a bit sad when one of the great names in photography (often the gold standard...

New eBay scam

Just received an email spam purporting to be from eBay. It's obviously not from eBay or I wouldn't be blogging about it! ;) Anyway, the email looks exactly like your typical "Question from eBay Member" emails. In fact, it sports...

Click to call continues to grow

With companies such as Ingenio and eStara promoting click-to-call technology and ecommerce sites looking to add click-to-call to help close sales, "click-to-call VoIP" (click on a web link and initiate a VoIP call) continues to make strides. Google, eBay, Yahoo...

Skype keynote address covers the whole gambit

Skype's Niklas Zennstrom gave his keynote address to a jam-packed audience. He talked about the history of Skype, the present Skype (including the eBay acquisition), as well as the future of Skype. He listed some interesting statistics during his presentation...

VoIP mega-merger mania?

With Internet Telephony Conference & Expo in Los Angeles next week, I've been hearing some buzz about some major news to coincide with the show, including at least one possible merger of a well-known VoIP player. We recently had mega-VoIP deal...

Rich Tehrani quoted in the Economist

Rich was quoted in the Economist (premium content) regarding the Skype/eBay deal. Here's an excerpt of the article since it requires a subscription: (Update, found the entire article here)That is because Skype can add 150,000 users a day (its current...

Chril Pirillo on GoogleTalk, eBay/Skype and other IM stuff

Eric Lagerway, formerly of Xten emailed me with an interesting podcast/interview he had with Chris Pirillo.Eric writes: I wanted to get Chris Pirillo's feedback on some recent events including GoogleTalk, eBay/Skype and the proprietary IM scene. We had some great...

Verso Technologies blocks Skype

Verso Technologies, Inc. today announced the introduction of its new carrier-grade application filter, which enables carriers to restrict peer-to-peer traffic, including Skype calls, P2P messaging, streaming media and instant messaging. Sound familiar?Packeteer is another company offering the capability to not...

eStara's take on the eBay Skype deal

eStara has been in the online click-to-call business longer than just about anyone. They have some perspectives on the eBay-Skype deal via their news release that is interesting.Funny, I actually just remembered I theorized along with skibare that eBay would...

eBay and Skype a done deal

Rumors were laid to rest when eBay announced that it plans to acquire Skype by paying $1.3 billion in cash and $1.3 billion in stock. It also has performance encentives in the deal that would make a later payout of...

eBay buys Skype?

Greg Galitzine blogs about a WSJ report that claims eBay plans on buying Skype for between $2 and $3 billion.Quoting Greg who cites the WSJ: One of the unnamed sources in the Journal story said that “eBay was keen on...

eBay and VoIP

skibare and I shared thought provoking thoughts about Xten. skibare theorized, "seems the PRESENCE factor of being able to click and call could be USED for EBAY to ask a seller a question." I too have thought of that as...
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