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Kaaza and Skype Creators

February 2nd, 2004 · No Comments

Fortune has a story on the creators of Kaaza and Skype – Niklas Zennstrom and Janus Friis. It makes fascinating reading, following the travails of the duo after they created Kaaza, which is now on 300 million+ PCs. Since then, they’ve created Skype, a P2P VoIP service, essentially allowing free PC-to-PC phone calls. As Fortune puts it: “It costs the top provider of paid Internet telephony (Vonage) USD 400 to add a customer. It costs Skype USD 0.001.”

Reading the story, I couldn’t help thinking why we in India cannot create such innovative and disruptive services.

Tags: Entrepreneurship

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