Interesting piece over at Techdirt about Skype: Is it a viable business and if so, as what? Techdirt:Going Rate For Skype Apparently Now $3 Billion concludes:
While it’s likely that Skype will be sold, its value isn’t as a business or a service, but as a technology
On the way the piece discusses an alleged near-deal with News Corp (no I can’t find any sourcing for it, either) and a link to Om Malik’s suspicion that the recent price cut on some calls has more to do with a lower than expected takeup of SkypeOut credits than with it being Skype’s birthday.
I love Skype, but I suppose we should steel ourselves for the possibility that it doesn’t last, at least in its present format.