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Jun 30 2009   4:37PM GMT

Can Google Voice Crush Skype?



Posted by: Tony Bradley
Tags:
eBay
Google
Google Voice
Skype
UC
Unified Communications
VoIP

When the economy was booming and things were looking up, eBay decided to diversify by purchasing the online VoIP provider Skype. Times are more troubled now and there have been talks recently that eBay may put Skype back on the market. There are also rumors that the founders of Skype may want to buy their baby back and develop its potential better than they feel eBay has done.

They may want to hurry up with dumping Skype because they are about to face some serious competition from Google Voice. This article details some reasons that Google Voice may beat out Skype head to head such as:

  • Routing and forwarding re-defined
  • A new definition of ‘call screening’
  • On the fly switching
  • Read your calls

and…

  • The Google god

You can check out How Google Voice Can Kill Skype to get the details behind those bullet points and find out whether Google Voice may signal the end of the Skype era.

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