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Skype

Skype

Skype is a communications company, a subsidiary of Microsoft, and developer of video chat and voice calls over the internet founded in 2003 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 DFJ and Index Ventures.
January 1, 2002
Skype raises a $250,000 seed round from Draper Richards.

Funding rounds

Funding round
Funding type
Funding round amount (USD)
Funding round date
Investment
Skype Series B round
18,800,000
March 1, 2004
7,755,032
April 16, 2010
4 Results
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Acquisitions

Acquisition
Acquired company
Acquisition amount (USD)
Date announced
150,000,000
January 6, 2011
2 Results
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People

Name
Role
LinkedIn

Aaron Shaw

Employee

Ab Ielus

Employee

Adam Grizzard

Employee

Adrian Asher

Employee

Ahti Heinla

Employee

Akihito Izawa

Employee

Akin Babayigit

Employee

Akshay Rangnekar

Employee

Albert Tumanov

Employee

Alejandro Arnaiz

Employee

Aleksandr Medved

Employee

Aleksandrs Ivanovs

Employee

Alex Adjem

Employee

Alex Bindschedler

Employee

Alex Kazim

Employee

Alex Man

Employee

Alex Motrenko

Employee

Alexander Sorokin

Employee

Alexey Timanovsky

Employee

Alfredo Saldivar

Employee

Alina Basina

Employee

Allyson Campa

Employee

Alok Khanna

Employee

Amy Kim

Employee

Amy Poirier

Employee

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Further reading

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Documentaries, videos and podcasts

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Companies

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CEO
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News

Title
Author
Date
Publisher
Description
Kevin Parrish
April 21, 2021
Digital Trends
Chat clients are far from dead -- they merely evolved for modern times. We examine the best chat clients for Windows and MacOS designed for gamers and more.
Jackie Dove
April 9, 2021
Digital Trends
Want to improve productivity, boost employee morale, or just check in on a loved one? Here are the best videoconferencing apps available for PCs and mobile.
Cecile Bussy
April 2, 2021
Sifted
Which UK VC investors provide real insights into tech, startups and the next big trends -- and is worth following on Twitter?
Moira Alexander
March 25, 2021
CIO
With uncertainty on the rise, change management software is becoming an increasingly vital part of digital transformation, helping companies to transition smoothly and thrive.
March 16, 2021
The Indian Express
Skype's new noise cancellation feature suppresses the background noise and filters it out without affecting the voice of the user
Isabel Woodford
February 17, 2021
Sifted
Just as PayPal's Elon Musk and Chad Hurley founded their own companies, Transferwise has produced some of the brightest founders out there.
By Jane Wakefield
February 10, 2021
BBC News
The filter is not from Zoom itself but came pre-installed on Dell laptops.
Dave Johnson
February 5, 2021
Business Insider
You can start a group chat in Skype with up to 600 participants at once, just by tapping or clicking the "New Chat" option.
December 22, 2020
The Indian Express
Snap Camera gets AR filters: The new 'snappy holiday' lenses can be used with services like Google Hangouts, Zoom, Skype and more. Check out how to get them.
IANS
December 20, 2020
@bsindia
Together mode is a viewing option that makes it appear as if all meeting participants are located in the same physically shared space instead of via a traditional grid view.
Abhishek Chatterjee
December 19, 2020
The Hindu
Skype has also added more background categories and integrated Meet Now in Windows 10 to let users meet with a simple click.
Igor Bonifacic
December 18, 2020
Engadget
Together Mode from Microsoft Teams is now available in Skype.
Tom Warren
December 18, 2020
The Verge
Microsoft is adding one of its best Microsoft Teams features to Skype. Together Mode puts you side by side virtually with friends and family, and it's now available on Windows, Mac, Linux, and web versions of Skype.
Harry Guinness
December 13, 2020
How-To Geek
More professional (and personal) interactions are happening via Zoom and other video-calling apps, and it doesn't look like that'll be changing anytime soon. The same as an in-person meeting or date, it's important to look your best on video calls. Here's how to work it for your webcam.
Tyler Lacoma
December 9, 2020
Digital Trends
As a Windows staple application, Skype starts up automatically when you log into Windows 10. If that's annoying, here's how to quickly disable the startup.
Benj Edwards
December 8, 2020
How-To Geek
Windows 10 now includes a taskbar icon called "Meet Now," giving you easy access to Skype video-conferencing features. Meet Now lets you start quick video chats through a browser without the need for Skype accounts or the Skype app. Here's how to use it.
Benj Edwards
December 7, 2020
How-To Geek
Microsoft's "Meet Now" feature in Windows 10 appears as an icon in the notification area of the taskbar that includes links to Skype teleconferencing functions. Here's how to hide or disable the Meet Now icon and notification.
Vuzix Corporation
December 1, 2020
www.prnewswire.com:443
/PRNewswire/ -- Vuzix® Corporation (NASDAQ: VUZI), ("Vuzix" or, the "Company"), a leading supplier of Smart Glasses and Augmented Reality (AR) technology and...
Michael Ansaldo
November 27, 2020
PCWorld
Ditch the terrible built-in webcam on your laptop for one that takes video chatting seriously.
Emma Witman
November 27, 2020
Business Insider
You can't use Skype on any model of the Facebook Portal, but there are other social media and messaging platforms that allow you to use a Portal.
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