Skype Might Buy Gizmo5 To Power Its VoIP CallingS

Skype might have been sloughed off of eBay into its own entity, but lawsuits, regarding its core Skype to Skype technology, might put them in trouble unless it has a backup plan of new VoIP tech.

TechCrunch is saying that Skype is looking to buy Gizmo5, a SIP-based service that isn't quite as popular as the former, but works pretty well. SIP is an open standard that works with many, many devices—Gizmo 5 works with Google Voice even—so this could be a pretty good move even if Skype gets out of legal trouble. Imagine piping your free Google Voice number through Skype to get free calls like you can now with Gizmo5. [TechCrunch]