Advertisements coming to Skype this week

Bad news for folks who aren’t a fan of adverts and use Skype. If the little ad on the bottom left corner wasn’t enough to irk you, Skype has announced that they will be adding another advert to their highly popular VoIP program. The ads will appear in the Skype “Home” screen and this week, the ads will be from Groupon, Visa and Universal Pictures. You can expect more adverts from other companies to pop up in the future. The ads will start rolling out in the US, Germany and the UK, and eventually the rest of the world. It’s great that it’s only on the homescreen since most users don’t really spend time on it, but if ads start popping up in the chat rooms, I’m pretty sure some users will be seeing red. What do you think of adverts in Skype?

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