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Why Skype is No Different

March 29th, 2004 · No Comments

Om Malik has an article by Aswath Rao providing an alternate view of Skype, the P2P VoIP company: “Skype shares the same functional architecture with other VoIP providers. It shares the same business plan and outlook. But they have artificially cloaked it in a proprietary system. I guess this is their economic moat to use a Buffett term. From a consumer point of view, the beauty of VoIP is that there is no moat and current technology is sufficient to realize direct IP Communications that does not require any intermediation.”


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