Skypebay or Bay of Skypes?
Earlier I was highly sceptical of the Ebay buys Skype rumours.
It's not that I don't thik Ebay could benefit from having an Integrated Communications Platform, it's just that they shouldn't have to pay $2-3 billion for it.
This blog does an excellent analysis
but it doesn't tell me why it's worth $2 billion.
My advice to Ebay would be to take all the ideas you had in deciding to acquire Skype (if you did?) and then set about implementing them through something much cheaper.
Skype is over-priced, but under-valued!