Steve Schuler

Talk is Cheap – Verizon Wireless to Allow Skype Calls

Starting today, Verizon Wireless will allow the use of Skype’s Internet calling service on some of its smartphones.  At first glance, this move doesn’t seem to make much sense.  Why would Verizon Wireless allow customers to place calls for free when it generates millions of dollars in monthly calling plan fees?  The top brass at Verizon Wireless hasn’t decided to give away something that many are gladly paying for; in

Comcast Acquires NBC and 30 Million New Online Consumers

Comcast’s $30 billion acquisition of NBC | Universal, announced on December 2nd, has drawn interest from Washington regulators, concern from NBC employees, and speculation from bloggers about how the deal will affect others in the industry. Here at Compete our first thought was "wow, that’s a lot of web traffic!" Looking at 54 leading web properties, such as,, and* that are owned in whole or in part

The Death of Newspapers or the Rise of Reddit?

The Death of Newspapers or the Rise of Reddit? TechCrunch recently pointed out that "Google’s Got Some Suggestions" about what Newspapers are: