Rhys Blakely writes: "Skype, the internet telecoms company owned by eBay, today moved closer to becoming a major platform for digital content and hinted it could soon offer online video services. ...¶... Skype's foray into content distribution starts today with the launch of Personalise Skype, a feature that means that callers can receive and send pictures, sounds and ringtones over the Skype network. ...¶... However, Skype also appears to be be moving towards becoming a platform for online video content in a move that could eventually see it square up against conventional television companies. ¶ Mr [Saul] Klein [, Skype's VP of marketing] said that video services had been discussed within Skype and suggested the company would unveil further new services in the next few months. ..." Link: timesonline.co.uk. Thanks to Monty Solomon. --Dennis
Also see Skype VP unfolds post-eBay roadmap (interview with Kline, above). Link: ZDNet.