With Yahoo! Messenger with Voice plug-in eBay is embracing Skype competitor

Yahoo! Messenger with Voice 8.0 was released last night.

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Yahoo! Messenger with Voice 8.0 was released last night. I've been trying this product, and have it open now. Lots of cool plug-ins. You can even add sound effects to your conversations.

But there is something else in this rev that made me go "hmm."

As I show you above, you can use the Yahoo! Messenger with Voice utility to track your eBay auctions from within the 8.0 interface.

This isn't the same thing as a Yahoo! search that lands on the eBay home page. We are talking about something that gets you right to the auctions you want to track.

Now lessee again- what is the name of the company eBay bought for $2.6 billion?

Yea, Skype! That's it! The same Skype that has just added "SkypeMe" functionality to eBay auctions.

The same Skype that competes with Yahoo! Messenger for IM and voice.

So if I am Skype, I am wondering why my corporate parent is striking up deals like this with my direct competitor. 

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