May 9, 2011

Skype Riding Into The Sunset?

Skype riding into the sunset? Is this the end of Skype?

Skype is a service whose time has come and long gone. A service now long in the tooth with an outdated architecture that could never figure out how to be profitable. It is a pity because it seemed useful when it first started.

Now the game of financial pass-the-buck continues. Private -> Ebay-owned -> VC-owned -> Microsoft-owned (?).

If the new owner is indeed Microsoft, it will put Skype to rest, first, by integrating it and then by dismembering it. It may take time but they will get there.