Skype failing?

This weeks EE Times has an article about the poor financial performance of Skype. When eBay bought Skype for $2.6 billion I thought eBay was being overly optimistic about the potential earning power of Skype. Don’t get me wrong, I think Skype is a great service but, I only use it as a free video call provider. For my serious VoIP needs I am hesitant to use a service based on peer-to-peer technology because P2P by its nature can’t give the reliability of a dedicated VoIP service. Perhaps now that the CEO and co-founder has stepped down Skype can turn around its financial situation.