Wednesday, October 17, 2007

MySpace and Skype to Announce Partnership - New York Times

Noteworthy in part because there are so few MySpace headlines these days...

“We are interconnecting the world’s largest voice network and the world’s largest video and social network,” said Michael van Swaaij, interim chief executive of Skype. “It feels like an obvious fit.”

The companies hope that the combination will accelerate the growth of two already robust online networks. MySpace has 110 million active users around the world, but its members are mostly concentrated in the United States. Skype has 220 million users, most of them outside of this country. There is little overlap, particularly in the United States, where, according to Nielsen NetRatings, only 6.7 percent of Skype users are also users of MySpace’s instant-messenger software.

MySpace and Skype to Announce Partnership - New York Times

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