Spotify and Skype are the two hottest european startups it seems. Skype does internet phone service and Spotify is an all you can eat social music service. I use both of these products everyday. They also seem to have a lot in common:
- P2P technology
- They both start with an S.
- Microsoft is in both of their friend networks. Skype is owned by MS. Spotify is friends with Facebook who has Microsoft as a friend.
- Popular among us geeks
- Integrated with Facebook.
Gets you thinking, right? Just some random information. They seem so similar but different businesses. http://pansentient.com/2011/04/spotify-technology-some-stats-and-how-spotify-works/ is a really great write-up on Spotify P2P tech. Spotify is like an “Modern Napster” but this time the music industry is happy with it. Skype and Spotify are using peer to peer for awesome, legal and legit uses. I think they both are great examples of legit P2P use.
I recommend using both of these products if you aren’t already. Hope you enjoyed this random post.