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Skype battles to stay ahead

Skype contributed a modest 25 million dollars to parent E-Bay's total net revenue of 1.5 billion dollars according to recent published results. The number of registered users skyrocketed in the last quarter of 2005 from 52 million to 74.7 million. Yet Skype is still battling to stay ahead:

"Skype is going to be challenged by a host of others, by services that live independently of the PC," said Steve Blood, vice-president of research at analysts Gartner. He said one of Skype's weaknesses was that it was still used primarily early adopters - people who know their way around a computer, rather than the person in the street.

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  • At 5:56 PM, Blogger ash_k12007 said…
    As of today the number of Skype downloads is 500 million. That sure means that Skype works!

  • At 3:04 PM, Blogger veena said…

    I m a skype user .making calls to italy and germany..and as far as my knowledge of skype is concerned skype is also PC independent as we can now have the skype software on our mobileā€¦so no need to be in front of the PC always..I m also going to try out the skype on mobile.So the conclusion is skype is capable enough to fight the new voip services which are PC independent..i m passionate about skype and loveeeeee it......u can visit

  • At 7:27 PM, Blogger Jam said…

    I buy this model phone, it can use wifi. and price is very nice.

  • At 2:40 PM, Blogger rita kapoor said…


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