Photo 15 Jan 116 notes infoneer-pulse:

Skype is killing long distance, one minute at a time

The Internet is a great deflator, squeezing out the middlemen and lowering prices. The shifting fortunes of Wall Street brokers and travel agents are good examples. However, the Internet’s deflationary impact is on full display in the international long-distance market, where Skype has started to take away any and all growth from the phone companies.
Skype (now a division of Microsoft), which at its very basic level is a people-to-people connectivity service, has become everything the phone companies feared it for. The latest data from research

» via GigaOM

infoneer-pulse:

Skype is killing long distance, one minute at a time

The Internet is a great deflator, squeezing out the middlemen and lowering prices. The shifting fortunes of Wall Street brokers and travel agents are good examples. However, the Internet’s deflationary impact is on full display in the international long-distance market, where Skype has started to take away any and all growth from the phone companies.

Skype (now a division of Microsoft), which at its very basic level is a people-to-people connectivity service, has become everything the phone companies feared it for. The latest data from research

» via GigaOM

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  4. sparklingsodacans reblogged this from infoneer-pulse and added:
    This is what happens in Capitalism :P. Look at Netflix and Blockbuster
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    Hmmm… wondering if this is a wake up call to companies that refuse to consider how Skype can be USED within their...
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    MORE EVIDENCE OF THE POWER OF THE MICROCHIP!
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    Skype is killing long distance calls from traditional carriers
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    It is interesting to see how slow and unstoppable technological changes transforms the world - long after the initial...
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    Welcome to 21st century.
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    Bonne nouvelle pour nous, les utilisateurs.
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    More power to Skype!
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    インターネットによって音楽業界なども大きな変容を迫られていますが、skypeによってこれだけの長距離通信のマーケットが失われたというアメリカのデータです。日本でも同様のことが起きているんでしょうね。一方でアプリやソーシャルゲームなど新しいマー...
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    Skype is killing long distance, one minute at a time
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