Skype

Skype /ˈskaɪp/ is a freemium voice-over-IP service and instant messaging client, currently developed by the Microsoft Skype Division. The name was derived from "sky" and "peer".Skype was first released in August 2003. It was created by Janus Friis (Denmark) and Niklas Zennström (Sweden) in cooperation with Ahti Heinla, Priit Kasesalu, and Jaan Tallinn (Estonia), who supplied the backend which was also used in Kazaa. Skype had 663 million registered users as of the end of 2010. It was bought by Microsoft in 2011 for $8.5 billion.
Posts about Skype
  • How to Record Premium Quality Audio via the Web

    … With solutions like Skype, teleconference software, and VOIP, you’d think recording two people across the world from one another would be the easiest thing in the world. It’s not. And it’s quite frustrating. Sure, if you have two folks with excellent equipment and high bandwidth, it can be done. The problem arises when you have guests on your…

    Douglas Karr/ Marketing Technology Blogin How To's- 29 readers -
  • Skype Now Lets Users Chat Without Signing Up for Accounts

    … Skype now allows users to participate in text chats, voice calls and video calls with their contacts without signing up for accounts. With this update, a user can join Skype as a guest and start a conversation by going to Skype’s website, clicking “start a conversation” and typing their name. The site will then generate a unique conversation…

    Inside Facebook- 16 readers -
  • Facebook, Microsoft Team Up on MAREA Subsea Cable

    … and development Christian Belady added: As the world is increasingly moving toward a future based on cloud computing, Microsoft continues to invest in our cloud infrastructure to meet current and future growing global demand for our more than 200 cloud services, including Bing, Office 365, Skype, Xbox Live and the Microsoft Azure platform. The MAREA…

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  • 11 Big Brand Video Strategies to Steal on Your Way to YouTube Stardom

    … Does this sound familiar? You know YouTube is important, but you’re certain real success is only reserved for big brands. So you settle for non-imaginative videos that don’t move your audience… leaving real success to those big brands. To make it easier for you to find YouTube stardom, I analysed 9 strategies big brands use to tell stories…

    ReelSEOin Social YouTube- 26 readers -
  • Skype Announces Group Video Calling for Mobile Devices

    … To celebrate the 10-year anniversary of its video calling feature, Skype has announced the upcoming launch of group video calling on mobile devices. The company also took a look back at the history of its video calling feature, which has been responsible for nearly two trillion minutes of free video calls over the last ten years. Skype said…

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  • Skype Introduces Video Message Filters, 3D Touch Features

    …, iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus users now have access to 3D Touch functionality both within the app and at their device home screen. The Skype blog broke down these features: Force Touch the Skype icon on your home screen for quick access to our most used features–search your Skype contacts, start a call or chat and access the Skype dial pad…

    Inside Facebook- 12 readers -
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