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.