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12Sep/050

Brainwagon Radio: eBay Buys Skype: Why?

Today's podcast mostly concerns my confusion on why eBay purchased Internet phone company Skype. Well, not so much why they bought it as why they paid 2.8 billion dollars for it. I present some of my skepticism about the Web services marketplace as well.

Addendum: Jeff Pulver has an interesting perspective.