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Skype Feels Threatened By Microsoft, AOL, Yahoo

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VoIP innovator Skype called out Microsoft, MSN and AOL as threats to their future, suggesting these companies all have real potential to do Skype harm. The VoIP company was recently purchased by eBay and has been attempting to make in-roads in to the U.S. market.

Search Engine Journal picked up on this statement earlier today and commented the peculiarity of Skype not mentioning Google since Google just launched a VoIP capable system and are preparing themselves for some type of internet service.

They quoted Skype CEO Niklas Zennstroem saying, “”I think the biggest threat to us is companies like Microsoft, Yahoo, and Time Warner’s AOL, because their customer base is so big.”

Microsoft was identified as the largest potential threat because of the weapons they possess, like their own ISP and companies like Teleo. Yahoo and AOL have the same potential.

All this comes on the heel of the completion of eBay’s acquisition of Skype last Friday. The deal was completed for $1.3 billion in cash and 32.8 million shares of eBay stock.

John Stith is a staff writer for WebProNews covering technology and business.

Skype Feels Threatened By Microsoft, AOL, Yahoo
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