What is Skype? - Famous Telecommunication App Acquired by Microsoft


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1. What is Skype?

Skype is a telecommunication app which allows it's users to make voice calls to regular telephone numbers, video chat with others who does have a Skype account, voice call to others who does have a Skype account, chat with others who does have a Skype account and send images and etc...

Skype is used by many individuals and Skype is used by the corporate businesses to provide office communication channels to make instant communications. Individuals uses Skype to communicate with their families when the users are abroad and etc...

2. History

Skype was founded by Niklas Zennstrom and Janus Friis in 29th August 2003. The software programming of Skype was done by Ahti Heinla, Priit Kasesalu, and Jaan Tallinn. Beta version of Skype was released on 29th of August 2003.

Microsoft acquired Skype on 10th of May 2011 for US$ 8.5 Billion and completed the acquisitions on 29th August 2003. With the acquisition of Skype by Microsoft, Skype got many changes and upgrades and even got embedded into the Microsoft Windows Operating system.