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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
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- Mon Mar 16
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- Wed Mar 18
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- Tue Mar 24
The latest move in Microsoft’s quiet Android coup
- Mon Mar 23
Microsoft releases Office 2016 and Skype for Business previews
- Tue Mar 17
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- Fri Mar 27
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- Mon Mar 2
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- Fri Mar 27
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- Sat Feb 28
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- Mon Mar 2
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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