Other companies are learning Skype is a perfect piggyback to success. Both vSkype and Video4Skype (now Video4IM) have “relationships” with investors in common with Skype. With well over 500K users trying these products in days of their launch it’s clear that Skype users are willing to try new things. The value of the SkypeAPI just become even more attractive.
Concurrently we are seeing the first clues to problems Skype is having coping with developers. These video products are being developed often without any input from Skype at all. So with video, Skype has gone from working on their own video solutions to watching three other companies prototype increasingly sophisticated applications. In a well-managed developer world these would not be surprises. I have good reason to think they were.
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