Archive for date: September 12, 2005

Brainwagon Radio: eBay Buys Skype: Why?

September 12, 2005 | Brainwagon Radio, General | By: Mark VandeWettering

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.