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.
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  • 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- 30 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 Employees Gain Access to Microsoft Office 365

    …, but workplace social network Yammer and messaging and videoconferencing tool Skype for Business are not included in the pact, as Facebook has its own services in those areas, which are direct competitors. The social network had already been using Office on-premises, Greene reported, adding that Facebook is still developing its own workplace…

    David Cohen/ AllFacebookin Social Facebook- 22 readers -
  • 11 Big Brand Video Strategies to Steal on Your Way to YouTube Stardom

    …… through the peer whose success they now want to imitate: Your satisfied customer. Skype featured teenagers from the US and New Zealand. Each girl had a full life, but neither of their friends understood what it’s like to live with only one arm. Through Skype, the girls showed each other how to handle life with one arm, and became as close…

    ReelSEOin Social YouTube- 26 readers -
  • REPORT: Facebook Messenger Is the Top Messaging App in the U.S.

    …, followed by Skype, at 45 percent. The market-research company added that with smartphone penetration exceeding 75 percent of U.S. broadband households, more people are turning to over-the-top messaging apps in order to avoid paying for text messages and short messaging services, estimating that global OTT messaging volume will skyrocket to nearly 67…

    David Cohen/ AllFacebookin Social- 8 readers -
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