Founder(s): Skype Technologies, Priit Kasesalu, Jaan Tallinn
Founded: Aug 29, 2003
Type Of App: Video Calling
Use: Instant Messaging, Video Calling, Conferencing, social networking
Nature Of Business: Public
Headquarters:  Luxembourg
Area Served: Worldwide
Industry Type: Internet

Skype is a telecommunications application software product that specializes in providing video chat and voice calls between computers, tablets, mobile devices, the Xbox One console, and smartwatches via the Internet and to regular telephones. Skype additionally provides instant messaging services. Users may transmit both text and video messages, and may exchange digital documents such as images, text, and video. Skype allows video conference calls. Skype implements a freemium business model. Much of the service is free, but Skype Credit or a subscription is required to call a landline or a mobile phone number. At the end of 2010, there were over 660 million worldwide users, with over 300 million estimated active each month as of August 2015.

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