It all started when online auction powerhouse eBay announced it was buying the Internet telephony firm Skype. I wrote up a press release, gave it to our seriously talented PR director, and before I knew it it had hit the wires and inboxes of oodles of media folks.
- The New York Times piece is entitled EBay to Buy Skype, Internet Phone Service, for $2.6 Billion.
- The Washington Post article is entitled EBay to Acquire Internet Phone Leader: Auction Giant Sees Potential for Growth in Skype, Which Has 54 Million Customers.
- The International Herald Tribune has picked up a variation of the NYT piece, entitled Betting on future: EBay to buy Skype.
- The French wire service, Agence France-Presse (AFP) interviewed me as well, and their story is running - in French and Spanish - in a bunch of places, including Yahoo! France, TeleSatellite, Voila, Univision, and Mipunto.com.
The NYT piece has been picked up in a bunch of other places, notably the Tuscaloosa News in Alabama, The Ledger in Lakeland, Florida, and the Wilmington Star-News in North Carolina. Other pickups include the San Diego Union-Tribune, Sarasota Herald-Tribune, ,
The Washington Post piece has been picked up by Yahoo! News.
The original press release, Skype acquisition by eBay points to new end game in ecommerce, says Info-Tech Research Group, is saved on Info-Tech's site. Yahoo! Finance is running it here. Tekrati has it here. PR Newswire has it here.
I keep thinking that getting interviewed and quoted by media will eventually become old hat. I'm wrong: it's as neat today as it was the first time my words were picked up. I'm having fun.