skype + myspace

equals a ton of potential exposure for the already-dominant web calling client, which has gotten a bit of bad press lately when Ebay admitted it massively overpaid during Skype’s acquisition in 2005.

I’m interested to see if a partnership between Skype and MySpace (which will allow MySpace users to call each other via Skype while signed in) increases web calling’s North American profile – the Times article above cites that of the 220 million Skype accounts most are registered internationally. Facebook already offers a few VoIP applications – this may be an attempt by MySpace to revive its stagnating marketshare. If my library instruction sessions are any indication MySpace is dead in the water as far as the younger set is concerned.

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