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August 28, 2015 1:23 AM ET

Internet Software and Services

Company Overview of Skype Inc.

Company Overview

Skype Inc. provides free video and voice calls, instant messaging and file sharing services. The company was incorporated in 2004 and is based in Palo Alto, California. Skype Inc. operates as a subsidiary of Skype Global S.à r.l.

3210 Porter Drive

Palo Alto, CA 94304

United States

Founded in 2004



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Skype Inc. Key Developments

Skype Launches Video Messaging App

Skype unveiled a new app enabling users to send short video messages to stay "connected between calls." The smartphone app called Skype Qik allows users to create and send videos up to 42 seconds long. The new service seeks to help Microsoft catch up to rivals in the fast-growing mobile messaging space. It takes some features from Twitter's Vine -- which allows six-second videos -- and the ephemeral messaging service Snapchat. With Qik, the messages disappear in two weeks, while Snapchats are gone after being viewed. The Qik app is available for phones using Apple's iOS, the Google Android platform and Microsoft's own Windows Phone.

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