Andy has reported that eBay has bought Skype by way of a press announcement on Reuters.

I think this will help eBay with revenue and a click-to-call/buy service which should boost value in the portal’s(?) offering. They will also be able to leverage Skype’s millions of users. I still think that in the big picture this was a mistake and they will find they could have accomplished the same technical goals using open standards technology for much less money and would be able to play nice with everyone else. Sounds to me like this is another case of the more money than brains syndrome.

Next stop, Vonage’s IPO and I think there will be at least one other VoIP company which will get snapped up in a mergers or acquisition before the end of the year.

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