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Skype is one of the most used instant messaging and VOIP services. Skype for Mac is an easy to use software, that also utilizes mobile integration. Software clients are able to contact landlines as well as other platforms that use Skype technology. Skype uses the internet to connect families around the world without the hassle of using the phone company.
The program is not just for home use but for business as well. Skype connects companies and employees with online conference and video calls. It’s the complete voice over IP software offered for any occasion.
The Software is an easy to use program created by Microsoft that works with Mac OS as well as for Facebook products. Microsoft pursues an easy to navigate interface for a user-friendly experience.
Skype uses a peer to peer server giving Skype quality internet connections. Although like many VOIP products on the market it is important to make calls or video calls on an optimal internet connection.
Skype was founded in 2003 by Niklas Zennström, from Sweden, and Janus Friis, from Denmark. The Skype software was created by Estonians Ahti Heinla, Priit Kasesalu, and Jaan Tallinn. The first public beta version was released on 29 August 2003.
In June 2005, Skype entered into an agreement with the Polish web portal Onet.pl for an integrated offering on the Polish market. On 12 September 2005, eBay Inc. agreed to acquire Luxembourg-based Skype Technologies SA for approximately US$2.5 billion in up-front cash and eBay stock, plus potential performance-based consideration.
On 1 September 2009, eBay announced it was selling 65% of Skype to Silver Lake, Andreessen Horowitz, and the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board for US$1.9 billion, valuing Skype at US$2.75 billion.
On 10 May 2011, Microsoft Corporation acquired Skype Communications, for US$8.5 billion. The company was incorporated as a division of Microsoft, which acquired all its technologies with the purchase. The acquisition was completed on 13 October 2011.
Skype allows Mac OS clients to free themselves from Mac only software and connect with others on other platforms. It gives users freedom from landlines and the ability to bring their home line with them anywhere they go. It’s easy to use and functions on iOS and Mac desktops.
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