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Company Overview of Skype Technologies, S.A.

Company Overview

Skype Technologies, S.A. develops and provides 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 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 partn...

23-29 Rives de Clausen

Luxembourg,  2165

Luxembourg

Founded in 2003

Phone:

352 262 01582

Fax:

352 262 70588

Key Executives for Skype Technologies, S.A.

Chief Legal Officer and Chief Regulatory Officer
Age: 62
Chief Technology Strategist
Global Head of Reward & Human Resources Operations
Chief Development Officer
Vice President of Finance
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

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 Outlook.com, 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.

Skype Announces Skype 6.1 Version of its Windows Desktop

Skype announced that Version 6.1 of its Windows desktop client integrates with Outlook, meaning users can launch Skype IM sessions and phone calls with their Outlook contacts directly from the application. This new integration between Skype 6.1 and Outlook may prove compelling enough to soothe Windows users who learned earlier this week that Microsoft plans to kill off Messenger in March in favor of Skype. The new integration, which works with Outlook 2010 and later, means users now view their Outlook contacts' online statuses, contact information, and mood message via Outlook contact cards, according to Skype. Additionally, users can initiate phone calls to contacts' mobile phones or landlines, and they can engage in chat sessions, audio calls, or video calls with Outlook contacts who are also among their Skype contacts.

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