Skype Gets Bought Like It’s Christmas Already

EBay to Buy Leading Internet Phone Firm for $2.6 BillionNew York Times

Wow, I’m just getting hit left and right by acquisitions. First, I’ve used Flickr for several months before being bought by Yahoo. Now, I’ve used Skype for several months before being bought by Ebay. It seems I am not an early adopter because it is not years before the company gets bought but rather I am part of the (large enough) crowd that influences the big companies enough for them to consider buying.

Big companies mean more resources but less bottom-up ingenuity.

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One thought on “Skype Gets Bought Like It’s Christmas Already”

  1. ryan!! glad to hear things in china are going well! let me know how your mandarin is going and maybe we can make an attempt at communication in mandarin…hmm.. anyway, have fun! xox – leighanne

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