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scs_reader,
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12/5/2012 | 3:53:51 AM
re: Analysts: Skype Freebie Is Defensive
I think the Skype founders are laughing all the way to the bank on this one. Their timing was actually pretty perfect in terms of cashing in. I think that it was pretty obvious that all the big boys would embed this stuff soon enough (doesn't exactly take rocket science to do it.) Obvious to everyone except Meg and her online auction company.
Mark Sullivan
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Mark Sullivan,
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12/5/2012 | 3:53:51 AM
re: Analysts: Skype Freebie Is Defensive
That's a lot of lost revenue for eBay. That revenue was figured into the company's justification for buying Skype in the first place. Now it vanishes.
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12/5/2012 | 3:53:50 AM
re: Analysts: Skype Freebie Is Defensive
My guess is that Skype (Ebay)is seeing the US telecom industries recent moves, to be the "gate keeper" of internet traffic, as a direct assult on their business. I think they are just hitting back, just a little jab to let "Ma Bell" know that Ebay wants to be treated with a respect!

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fiberous,
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12/5/2012 | 3:53:49 AM
re: Analysts: Skype Freebie Is Defensive
If you have paid for Skype-out credits in the
past you still still get charged for calls.
jaanus
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jaanus,
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12/5/2012 | 3:53:45 AM
re: Analysts: Skype Freebie Is Defensive
fiberous -- if you are in North America (US or Canada), you do not get charged. If you are in North America and still did get charged, please contact our Customer Support to sort this out.


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