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MySpace starts Skype call service

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6:54 am on Oct 17, 2007 (gmt 0)

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With the service, which starts from the end of November, the two firms say they are creating the world's largest online, voice-connected community.

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6:56 am on Oct 17, 2007 (gmt 0)

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I have no idea what this means or its business implications, but aren't we getting a little over-connected :)
7:46 am on Oct 17, 2007 (gmt 0)

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I think longer term more business meetings/conferences will take place online in Second Life type places - faster broadband, multiple processors, virtual reality, unlimited storage - these are answers to problems we haven't addressed yet.
12:03 pm on Oct 17, 2007 (gmt 0)

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I would have thought that Facebook would be a hotter proposition at the moment, which makes me wonder if they tried Facebook first, and if Facebook said no, I'm guessing they are cooking up plans of their own?
12:43 pm on Oct 17, 2007 (gmt 0)

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these are answers to problems we haven't addressed yet.

Like aviation emissions?

2:15 pm on Oct 17, 2007 (gmt 0)

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I think longer term more business meetings/conferences will take place online in Second Life type places - faster broadband, multiple processors, virtual reality, unlimited storage - these are answers to problems we haven't addressed yet.

That is inevitable. It was just a matter of time.

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Our new office is set up for online video. Seemed like the thing to do. But, so far email and phone has been fine. It will have some applications, but I'm starting to wonder if, for the most part, this type of thing is solving a problem that does not exist.
2:32 pm on Oct 17, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Oh great - a couple million teenagers with free calling?

Bart: Is Al there?
Moe: Al?
Bart: Yeah, Al. Last name Kahalic?
Moe: Hold on, I'll check. Phone call for Al... Al Coholic. Is there an Al Coholic here?

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This looks more like an attempt to get teenagers hooked on VoIP rather than to generate any serious revenue.
6:18 pm on Oct 17, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Just think, now spam will start talking to you... LOL!
(seriously though, yikes)
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this type of thing is solving a problem that does not exist.

weeks, that is true IMHO.

There will be few more technologies too solving problems that might be created by ideas like this.

Voice Spam Filter is one good example, as someone touched it a bit in this thread.

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2:38 am on Oct 18, 2007 (gmt 0)

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interesting
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this type of thing is solving a problem that does not exist.

Long-distance transport industry carbon emissions are a problem that don't exist? Since when can the abolition of geography through advances in communication technology be anything else but a good thing for our physical environment?

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Download Skype.

Save the Earth, now.

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