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Skype

Skype

Skype is a communications company, now a subsidiary of Microsoft founded by Niklas Zennström, Janus Friis and Toivo Annus.

Skype was founded by Niklas Zennstrom and Janus Friis in Talinn, Estonia in 2003.

Timeline

March 1, 2004

Skype raises a $18,800,000 series B round from Index Ventures and DFJ.

January 1, 2002

Skype raises a $250,000 seed round from Draper Richards.

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Chris Merriman
December 5, 2019
http://www.theinquirer.net
Microsoft 365 set to arrive in Spring 2020 to unite the houses of Windows and Office
Kim Darrah
December 3, 2019
Sifted
A hand-picked selection of some of the most prominent angel investors in Europe, featuring Xavier Niel, Oleg Tscheltzoff and Jacques Antoine-Granjon.
Catherine Treyz in Berlin
December 2, 2019
Sifted
Chief executive Morten Brøgger says his company isn't competing with other, more consumer-driven encrypted messaging apps anymore. Instead he's taking on Slack and Microsoft Teams.
Foo Yun Chee
November 22, 2019
U.S.
EU efforts to create a level playing field between telecoms operators and Facebook's WhatsApp and Microsoft unit Skype stalled on Friday after member countries failed to agree on the scope of proposed rules.
Elham Khatami
November 20, 2019
Wired
As Iran's countrywide internet shutdown approaches a full week, Iranian Americans are increasingly desperate to connect with friends and relatives.
Mikhaila Friel
September 30, 2019
Business Insider
Prince Harry Skype called Meghan Markle during a royal engagement in Malawi on Sunday. She told the group that Archie was sleeping.
September 13, 2019
WebWire
Blackmagic Design announced ATEM Mini a new low cost live production switcher specifically designed to allow live streaming to YouTube and business presentations via Skype. ATEM Mini will be available in November 2019 from Blackmagic Design resellers worldwide for US$295. The ATEM Mini will be demonstrated on the Blackmagic Design IBC 2019 booth 7.B45. The new ATEM Mini makes it easy to create professional multi camera productions for live streaming to YouTube or innovative business pres...
September 13, 2019
WebWire
Blackmagic Design announced ATEM Mini a new low cost live production switcher specifically designed to allow live streaming to YouTube and business presentations via Skype. ATEM Mini will be available in November 2019 from Blackmagic Design resellers worldwide for US$295. The ATEM Mini will be demonstrated on the Blackmagic Design IBC 2019 booth 7.B45. The new ATEM Mini makes it easy to create professional multi camera productions for live streaming to YouTube or innovative business pres...
BBC News
August 7, 2019
BBC News
Workers occasionally listen to calls that have been translated to check the quality of translations.
May 15, 2019
WebWire
Technology is driven by the next big thing and at Transform 3.0 at Accelerate, Lenovo is launching a new sub-brand dedicated to small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) called ThinkBook - starting with a new line of ultra-slim Windows 10 laptops that embrace the portability and ease-of-use of modern consumer-oriented devices and will no doubt help to empower tomorrow's successful business leaders. Why ThinkBook In this constantly online world, modern workers need a streamlined lapto...
Steve O'Hear
April 3, 2019
TechCrunch
ByFounders, a relatively new early-stage venture capital firm targeting the Nordic and Baltic regions of Europe, is officially launching its first fund today. The debut fund has closed at €100 million and will be used to back tech startups at pre-seed, seed and in some instances Series A. ByFounder...
Kristie Neo
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DealStreetAsia
In November, the Hong Kong-headquartered firm secured a sizeable $105 million Series A round from Sinar Mas Group, Berjaya and JG Summit Holdings.