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February 09, 2016 5:11 AM ET

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Company Overview of Skype Technologies, S.A.

Company Overview

Skype Technologies, S.A. develops and operates an Internet-based software that enables individuals and businesses to make free video and voice calls, send instant messages, and share files with other users. It also enables users to make calls to landlines and mobiles internationally. In addition, the company’s Skype Connect provides a business solution that enables IP-enabled private branch exchange (PBX) or unified communications (UC) systems to connect. Further, it offers headsets, webcams, and phones through its online shop. It serves users in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Peru, and Venezuela. Skype Technologies, S.A. has a strategic agreement with Avaya Inc. and a strategic...

23-29 Rives de Clausen

Luxembourg,  2165


Founded in 2003


352 262 01582


352 262 70588

Key Executives for Skype Technologies, S.A.

Head of Skype Product Business Development
Chief Development Officer
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2015.

Skype Technologies, S.A. Key Developments

Skype Offers Speedier Syncing on Windows 8.1

Skype offers Speedier Syncing on Windows 8.1, a new update for users of Microsoft's latest OS remedies one of the multiplatform software's biggest annoyances and ensures that mobile and desktop Skype clients are no longer out of sync. Microsoft is promising a smoother Skype experience on Windows 8.1 with an update that does a better job syncing Skype across different platforms. Skype 2.6, available now at the Windows Store, will help stop Skype apps from displaying mismatched information. Further, Microsoft plans to roll out roaming for Favorites contact lists and notifications that follow users on the devices that they are currently using, eliminating duplicate notifications on an unused smartphone or tablet, for instance. Skype 2.6 also addresses an irritating quirk that has plagued users who run Skype on multiple devices. The update follows a recent batch of enhancements that Microsoft issued for Skype on, the company's popular online email service. A new browser plug-in for PC users enables HD video calls directly from within the inbox, and a separate plug-in enables support for Safari under Mac OS X.

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