eBay to buy Skype
eBay has announced that it intends to purchase the VoIP provider Skype. This is good news for Skype, who knows what kind of news for Skype users. I would hate to see this free service go pay only (since it is peer-to-peer and you generally contribute to the network infrastructure while it is running), but with eBay behind it they could help push it into the mainstream. I can see eBay wanting to use it to allow people to talk about their auction items, and perhaps use the built-in IM features as well. I use it infrequently, but I do subscribe to their SkypeOut service to make local calls across the world, including Korea and China.
You can read one of the many articles about the purchase here: News Article