eBay’s failed Business Strategy with Skype Acquisition IT St

EBay’s failed Business Strategy with Skype Acquisition IT St

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Page 1 eBay’s failed Business Strategy with Skype Acquisition|IT Strategy|by Raj Sheelvant 2/21/2009 1:00:58 PM http://blogs.siliconindia.com/RajSheelvant/P0wU183661282 Siliconindia home | Network | | Videos | Blogs | Mentorship | Communities | Events | Magazine | | Humor | Classifieds Wednesday 24th, October 2007 Comments(0) Print Raj Sheelvant Project Manager a. .. eBay’s failed Business Strategy with Skype Acquisition Posted in: Business Forward eBay’s third quarter 2007 financial results are in and they took $ 900 million write down in the value of Skype. So, what went wrong with Skype acquisition? Is Skype a strategic fit for eBay’s business model? First of all, eBay and PayPal are one of the most remarkable combinations because they made each business stronger on their own, and then created a whole new opportunity called merchant services. eBay set out to recreate it with Skype. But, that level of synergy does not exist between eBay and Skype. Skype mimics eBay in its viral effect of how it had grown its user base initially. That’s where the similarity ends. Skype a VOIP company is a pure
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