Myspace and skype team up for internet calls through popular social network

By | October 22, 2007

From Reuters / Yahoo news

Tue Oct 16, 6:25 PM ET

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – News Corp’s (NWSa.N) MySpace social network site and eBay Inc’s (EBAY.O) Skype will offer MySpace members free Internet calling services, executives from the companies said, in a bid by both to expand their base of users and revenue.

The two were due to announce the deal on Wednesday.

Skype’s voice service will be folded into MySpace’s existing instant messaging technology, allowing MySpace members to place free calls to other people on the MySpace and Skype networks.

(Reporting by Michele Gershberg)

Maybe this move will get skype back on track to make money rather than losing millions and giving ebay big write offs to worry about. Perhaps skype will continue to tack hold and get in everyone’s head as a service that is common like At&t. Some myspace social network popularity would certainly help!

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