23 April 2007
New data from eBay shows that its Skype VOIP
service is still picking up lots of new users, but at a slower rate
than in previous quarters.
At the end of March, 196 million people had
registered to use Skype. eBay isn't saying how many of those users
became regular Skype users after they signed up. Still, it's a big leap
from the 95 million people who had registered by end of March last
But the rapidly increasing popularity of
cable "digital voice" service from companies like Comcast and Time
Warner Cable could be taking its toll on Skype's growth.