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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 moves toward auto-translation
- Mon Dec 15
How Skype Will Let You Talk With (Almost) Anyone in the World
- Mon Dec 15
Skype Qik review
- Fri Dec 12
Microsoft makes available preview of Skype Translator
- Tue Dec 16
With WebRTC, the Skype's no longer the limit
- Thu Dec 11
Wire claims to be the modern way to communicate
- Wed Dec 3
Beautiful messaging app Wire could be the WhatsApp killer you’ve been waiting for
- Wed Dec 3
Skype’s Founder Wants To Change Messaging Again With A New App Called ‘Wire’
- Wed Dec 3
This is the hottest Office 365, Skype Unlimited and Xbox Live Gold deal money can buy
- Mon Dec 8
Skype's new app will provide 'real time translations' during voice calls
- Tue Dec 16
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.
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