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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BS Web Team & Agencies
May 26, 2020
@bsindia
Microsoft Teams registered a new daily record of 2.7 billion meeting minutes in a single day on March 31 - 200 per cent increase from 900 million on March 16
April 19, 2020
Gadget Now
Find latest technology news, gadgets reviews & ratings. Popular & latest gadgets specifications, features, prices, photos & videos. Trending mobile phone comparisons, slideshows, how tos and videos for latest mobile phones, tablets, technology news updates.
Alexis Soloski
April 16, 2020
www.nytimes.com
With real theaters closed, our critic unlocked handcuffs, tried to land a plane and accidentally scalded herself, all while attempting immersive performances from her Brooklyn apartment.
Suhauna Hussain
April 13, 2020
Los Angeles Times
Zoom, the videoconferencing service that has exploded into the vacuum created by the COVID-19 outbreak, has endured the revelation of a string of privacy and security flaws in recent weeks. How safe is it to use the platform?
Michael Ansaldo
April 8, 2020
PCWorld
Videoconferencing apps are essential for staying connected with your team during the coronavirus shutdown.
April 4, 2020
Hindustan Times
While Zoom is struggling with a whole lot of security issues, Skype has taken the opportunity to point out that their app is not complicated in the least.
Reuters Editorial
March 30, 2020
U.S.
Microsoft Corp said on Monday its video calling platform Skype saw a 70% jump in usage in the last week of March from a month earlier, as more people shift to working from home amid the coronavirus pandemic.
March 29, 2020
The Economic Times
Imagine sitting in your room, wearing a virtual reality (VR) headset and getting the feel of walking into a conference, or an expo, or watching a product demo. This isnt science fiction as the Covid-19 outbreak grounds millions of people worldwide.
Khamosh Pathak
March 24, 2020
How-To Geek
Your phone is an essential companion when you work from home. Apps can help with everything from video-conferencing and communication, to exercising, relaxation, and fetching the groceries. Here are the apps we recommend.
Alaina Yee
March 20, 2020
PCWorld
Doing your part and staying at home doesn't have to be a lonely experience. Here's how multiple people can share a movie together, complete with text chat, video chat and emoji reactions.
Jason Snell
March 17, 2020
Macworld
Learn about the tools, techniques, and behaviors that can help you work more efficiently on your Mac or iPad from home.
John Xavier
March 11, 2020
The Hindu
While employees at large firms have robust IT infrastructure that provide tools for productivity, communication, storage and security, those in smaller firms can use some of these tools to work efficiently at home.
Steve O'Hear
February 18, 2020
TechCrunch
Atomico, the European venture capital firm founded by Skype's Niklas Zennström, has announced that it has closed its fifth fund -- "Atomico V" -- giving it another $820 million to invest in European startups. The London-headquartered VC firm's previous fund closed at $765 million, so this is an increase over three years ago. However, the [...]
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...
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