GoogleGoogle (GOOG) said Wednesday it's adding a feature to Gmail that will allow users to make low-cost calls to phones around the world.

The move puts the world's biggest internet search company in direct competition with Skype, the established player in free/cheap Internet telephony. Google said calls in the U.S. and Canada will be free until at least the end of the year. Rates for international calls start at two cents a minute

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“free calls to U.S. and Canadian” This is a dumping technique from Google against Skype. Going back, last year Ebay sold Skype ($1.9 billion + equity stake of app. 30% in the outstanding capital stock of the buyer "fair value=$620.0"+ …). This year Google started to move against Skype. Really not a bad move from eBay!! Carl

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