20 September 2005

vBay = vSkype + eBay

Is it possible that eBay's killer-app for Skype
is video telemarketing via vSkype?

I'll give eBay the benefit of the doubt
that they'll allow only opt-in coldcalls lukewarmcalls
but that still gives them access
to the Home Shopping Network crowd
of lonely shut-ins with too much cash
who'd love nothing more than to teleconference
with a real salesperson

whose goal of course is to tempt them towards
ever more proftable impulse buys
and who drools at the prospect of dangling shiny things
in front of their vSkype webcam...