EBay working on alternative software for Skype

SAN FRANCISCO, CA EBay says it has started developing software that would work as an alternative to the technology it currently licenses from Joltid.

The company notes that its efforts might not be successful, however, and could lead to a "loss of functionality or customers even if successful."

Regardless, the company says, building such software will be costly.

EBay disclosed the Skype alternative in a regulatory filing this week.

EBay declined further comment.

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