eBay and Skype – what does it mean for developers
I just wanted to take a moment to share a little with you about why we at Skype are so excited about the announcement and why we think it will bring new opportunities to build an ecosystem of developers, service providers, and content providers. If you have not seen the details of the announcement, have a look here.
So what does this mean to the existing partners who have been building businesses on Skype does anything change?
Nothing changes for developers and for Skype’s developer relations team other than we now have access to a new group of friends with great technology at eBay and PayPal. We will continue to build the team, invest in building a world class developer community, and grow the opportunity for others to make money using Skype. We will continue working hard to build the APIs, tools, and resources to make it possible for you to make money building things we never dreamed of.
Skype will remain an independent company as part of eBay much like PayPal and will continue to be 100% focused on our goal of building the worlds largest internet communications company. Our current strategy remains in tact and is supported by our new family at eBay.
Overtime we will work towards ways to become better together, but given eBay’s commitment to enabling and empowering communities, developers should be as excited as we are here at Skype about the good things coming for all of us.
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