Skype is an interesting concept, I just never needed to use it.
It seems like there are many other choices for video conferencing out there, that are free and more secure.
Very early on they should have identified a better way to monetize their product. In my opinion, trying to convert people to use your computer as a phone isn't the answer. Also, I've always found the interface confusing and cumbersome.
I'm not sure how much revenue they are making from Skype mobile, but it's overly complicated and I don't know anyone that uses it.
I'm surprised they're only valued at that much. Then again, they appeared to have missed their window of opportunity back in the day when the VOIP technologies weren't so ubiquitous.
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I think that they have missed an opportunity to charge people $. Say 10 for the application I know many people who come into work to buy web cams to Skype people... and they would be all to willing to pay a nominal fee for it...
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