Skype to Acquire Qik
Skype today announced plans to acquire Qik, which makes mobile video sharing software. Qik, which has 60 employees, is based in California. Terms were not disclosed, but Skype believes that Qik's video sharing technology will help it enhance its own offering. Qik has software available for most smartphone platforms. This is Skype's first acquisition.
Skype Deepens Office Integration, Improves Video Sharing
Skype today updated its app for the iPhone and iPad, and added several new features to the messaging platform. To start, iOS users can now launch Skype voice or video conversations from within Office documents, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
Skype for iOS Gains Siri Support
Microsoft today released a new version of Skype for iOS 10 devices that includes support for Siri. Skype users can now initiate Skype calls by asking Siri to connect them.
Skype Offering 'Share' Button to Web Sites
Skype today announced a new web button for sharing content directly to Skype. Similar to the way such buttons work for Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and other social networks, the Skype share button will let people send articles, links, images, and videos directly to Skype contacts.
Skype Redesigns Android App to Aid Usability
Skype has updated its Android mobile application with a refreshed user interface. Skype believes the changes make Skype look better and easier to use.