Skype Technologies SA, the Web-based telephone company sold last year by eBay Inc., has introduced a high-definition video calling service that will work on computers and televisions.
… and is building a large “freemium” business:
Skype’s revenue, profit, and usage growth accelerated in 2009, Silverman said in November. The company forecasts that annual sales will top $1 billion by 2011. Skype is now the largest provider of international calls, accounting for more than 12 percent of all cross-border voice traffic, according to a Washington research firm, TeleGeography.