Commentary: eBay's scary Skype purchase

The acquisition of the Net phone service provides the online auctioneer with a real-time communications platform, a community of up to 54 million users and the potential to expand into the voice business. But these things don't add up to the $2.6 billion price tag (with the total value climbing to a potential of $4.1 billion). Skype provides no sustainable advantage in the communications or communities arena to eBay.

Source: CNET


Posted: Tue - September 13, 2005 at 01:17 PM