This post was written by Morten Lund

Christmas Time at Squitter

Skype to get back on founders hands (NYT)

(I have no inside knowledge and have not talked to Niklas and Janus for 2months).

How would i do this (Skype relaunch):

Well its simple – I would give Evan Williams a call and join Twitter and Skype in a new hardcore gamble against everyone else in the social space. Twitter could be independently run – and Skype could integrate a smooth (WHAT ARE YOU DOING (nearly must) UPDATE) – and you would subscribe to your friends by default – and bingo you have a potential bigger audience then Facebook. (Dont put to much into the Facebook competitoon – that does not matter – Twitter/Skype (Squitter :) – would be something complety different).

Squitter is the new big thing :)

Joltid is a company that controls the core Pier 2 Pier technology that makes Skype so special on PCs/Macs (its not implementet in iPhones) – becuase Skype only needs a fraction of the infrastructure that everyone else in the space needs (read P2P in wikipedia). Its insane to think about the power Nik and Jay has with the terminated contract in hand.

New York Times:
“In a regulatory filing
April 1, eBay disclosed that Joltid, a company founded by Mr. Zennstrom and Mr. Friis, had terminated eBay’s license to Joltid’s peer-to-peer technologies”

Funny note about Joltid.

Its seemed hard to find a name for the company – and someone looked around the room and saw a swedish CD called Jultid (Christmas Time in swedish). So the company became Joltid :) (PRETTY TRUE!!)

  • sten jauer

    Damn – thought it was JOLTid – like ‘being there like lightning’ :)

  • Svend

    Why combine Skype with Twitter? Why not with Facebook directly and use the Facebook IM, combine this with the IM in Skype. So that you through Skype can IM with your Facebook friends, and the friends on Facebook that already also have a Skype, them you can call.
    I know that Facebook aren’t the easiest partner to play with! But I would be willing to give it another shot.

    Bringing Skype back to it’s original hands, I think is a good idea! Bring back the innovation in the product!
    Go even more mobile!

    Look at the Facebook and MySpace mobile, how much traffic they generate, and it’s still increasing!
    Look at Mobile Game Town in Japan, a mobile ONLY community.
    – $250 million in 2008 revenues, 12.6 million registered users, valuation $1.4 billion.
    Now is the time to go mobile! The market is right for it!
    Even in Denmark there is a massive opportunity to go mobile! Look at Freeway and the possibilities with their communities.

  • kozmetik

    Why combine Skype with Twitter?