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Skype Company Profile
Skype knows that the idea of using a computer to make free telephone calls isn't mere hype. The company's Web-based software allows users to make voice and video calls using the Internet. Calls are free when made Skype-to-Skype, and users can make calls to landlines and cell phones at lower rates than traditional phone services. Skype also gets revenue from voice mail and other services, and offers a platform for business communications for small and midsized firms. Skype has offices in the US, Europe, and Asia. More than 80% of sales come from outside the US. In 2009 eBay sold most of the company to a group of investors led by Silver Lake Partners. Skype was acquired by a Dutch affliate of Microsoft for $8.5 billion in 2011.
Headlines for Skype
Microsoft's Skype launches video messaging app
- Tue Oct 14
Will Skype Qik Give Skype The Springboard It Needs To Get Ahead On Mobile?
- Mon Oct 20
Curry, Skype and a camera: one man's digital dinner diplomacy
- Mon Oct 13
Microsoft Tries To Take On Snapchat With Its ‘Skype Qik’ Messaging App
- Tue Oct 14
Skype cutting some Indian users off
- Tue Oct 7
Grade 1 student uses Skype to join the classroom
- Tue Oct 21
DFX Audio Enhancer review
- Thu 7:12 pm ET
Sweden's Truecaller clinches $60 mln in venture capital funding
- Wed Oct 8
Microsoft announces Skype update for Windows, Mac
- Fri Oct 10
Ulil defies Putrajaya ban, speaks to KL audience via Skype
- Wed Oct 15
Contact Information
Address: 22/24 Boulevard Royal, 6e tage
L-2449 Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Phone:+352-2663-9130
Fax:
Financial Highlights
Fiscal Year End:December
Key People
President Skype Division, Micorsoft: Anthony J. (Tony) Bates
Chief Development Officer: Madhu Yarlagadda
Chief Development and Operations Officer: Mark Gillett
Industry Information
Sector: Technology
Industry: Business Software & Services
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AT&T Inc. (t)
Net2Phone, Inc.
Vonage Holdings Corp. (vg)
 


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