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.