The Great Skype-(Black)-Out Of 2007
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The New York Time's Brad Stone catches us up here, explaining that some 220 million Skype users around the world (many of them small businesses who had given up their landlines) are phoneless.
eBay (Skype's owner) lost $1B in market cap yesterday.
Folks like Om Malik are reporting how development teams scattered around the globe who depend on Skype are being impacted.
Me, I have a backup...it's called Vonage. Woo woo, woo woo woo.
Here's hoping my Time Warner Roadrunner cable stays up and running.
My only question is, what does this bode for the future of online television a la Joost???
Will Joost turn the Internet equivalent of the Emergency Broadcast System into a 24 hour miniseries event?
Tune in next time to find out....that is, if you can.