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Audio Auctions? eBay and Skype?

Posted: December 31st, 1969 | Author: | Filed under: Google, Uncategorized | Tags: | No Comments »

Audio Auctions? eBay and Skype?

Picture of Irv Owens Web DeveloperThe acquisition mania has finally reached fever pitch with eBay buying Skype. This paring doesn't make any sense. The immediate question is what is an online auctioneer going to do with a VoIP telecommunications company.

One possible idea is that eBay could do audio auctions, but even being the most probably solution, this is completely inane. Ebay could be attempting to broaden their reach, but this would be futile. As an example, I don't know anyone who actually uses Amazon's A9 search utility. I would probably have pegged Skype for Google, but I think that the price was too high. Still, I just can't figure this one out. When eBay purchased PayPal, that was scandalous, but it made plenty of sense. But this one is beyond me. If anyone has a clue, please reply.

eBay Buys Skype