Readers: No way is Skype worth $3 billion

Telecom and networking site Light Reading is running a three-question Skype Hype poll.At 9 a.

Telecom and networking site Light Reading is running a three-question Skype Hype poll.

At 9 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time this morning, the poll had 83 responses.

According to the poll, most respondents think that Skype is overhyped and overvalued- with the main value being their customer list rather than the technology.

Keep in mind this poll is not scientific, and being a poll conducted by a site with a technologically sophisticated clickership, (just invented that one, not bad, eh?) a bit of anti-Skype elitist bias may be showing thru the numbers.

Speaking of, here's where the returns stood as of 9 a.m.:

Is Skype worth $3 billion?

  • Yes, 12%
  • No,  88%.

If no, what do you think Skype is worth?

  • More than $3B-    12%
  • $1B to $3B-          13%
  • $550M to $1B-      28%
  • Less than $500M- 47%

What is the most valuable Skype asset?

  • Customer list-             40%       
  • Technology/software- 21%
  • Executive talent-           4%
  • Brand-                         35%

How much do you think Skype is worth if they put themselves up for sale? Post a TalkBack and let us know.