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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 rolls out Skype for web browsers
- Fri Nov 14
Microsoft starts rolling out Skype for Web beta
- Fri Nov 14
Skype Portable review
- Tue Nov 11
This might be one of Microsoft’s greatest homages to Apple
- Fri Nov 14
CORRECTION: Skype real-time translator open for public testing
- Thu Nov 6
Banned from Sabah, Ambiga speaks at Negara-Ku forum via Skype
- 2 hours, 32 minutes ago
Microsoft Ditches Lync for New Skype for Business Suite
- Tue Nov 11
Skype untuk web lebih bebas
- Mon Nov 17
Microsoft announces browser based Skype version
- Sat Nov 15
Microsoft to add Skype-powered group chats to Office Online
- Tue 4:27 am ET
Contact Information
Address: 22/24 Boulevard Royal, 6e étage
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
Top Competitors
AT&T Inc. (t)
Net2Phone, Inc.
Vonage Holdings Corp. (vg)
 


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