Tonight’s show with myself and Mark starts off talking about the confirmed purchase of Gizmo5 by Google and the potential to provide a real viable threat to Skype. As I said in the show if I was Skype I would be feeling more than a little nervous right now.
From there we got distracted by a discussion about PayPal and how it is really a verifiable portable identification system that everyone is saying we need. Given PayPal’s recent opening of an API it is quite possible that a service could be built around this idea and still deal with the security concerns Mark raised about the idea.
We ended up the show talking about the whole discussion the last few days around Twitter’s stagnating, or declining, numbers. These are the same people who are using any one of the vast number of Twitter clients out there which will have an effect on the numbers that are suppose to be stagnating.
Posts referenced in the show
Trust assurance in open identity networks – SiliconAngle
Google Acquires Gizmo5 Soft Phone Service – SiliconAngle
Google Confirms Gizmo5 Purchase – The Inquisitr
Twitter may be gone by 2012, but we won’t be – Roy Bragg
Some thoughts on Twitters new ReTweet feature – Sean Bonner
Twitter In Trouble? I Smell Trolling At 100 Virtual Paces – The Inquisitr
Enjoy the show
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