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Alternatives to SkypeCasts

Is Skype Killing Itself?

Over the past few months we've seen a rash of complaints from bloggers and users about Skype.

Now I see they've decided to retire SkypeCasts (hat tip to Stuart Henshall).

I'm not sure why they would be doing this, but I suspect it is a pairing down of non-core business efforts under the new regime. Let's face it. The new COO came from Motorola and clearly he's totally familiar with how businesses get smaller, not bigger.

What's puzzling though is that Skypecasts are one more example of how eBay really missed the mark with their purchase of Skype. For example, SkypeCasts were the perfect way to hold training sessions for new sellers; for sellers to provide how to tips to customers and for eBay buyers to share experience with eBay and eBay sold items.

Skype is the best example of Voice 2.0. Unfortunately, eBay is all about trying to be 1.0 and that's the disconnect.


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There are some alternatives. In fact, it's an ideal opportunity for your client iotum's CalliFlower service as discussed in the linked post.

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