Skype Teases At Possible Deal with AT&T
Speaking at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Skype and Qik executives explained that merging their messaging, calling, and video calling technologies is going to take a bit of time. "We're collaborating with the Skype team from a technical standpoint," Qik co-founder Bhaskar Roy said. During this process, both Skype's and Qik's existing contracts (with Verizon, and Sprint and T-Mobile, respectively) will remain in place. Regarding whether or not Skype or Qik will create a relationship with AT&T, Skype's head of consumer product management, Rick Osterloh said, "Let's watch out for some announcements there."
Skype Debuts Qik Video Messaging App
Skype today announced a new video messaging app called Qik. The service, explains Skype, is to give smartphone users a fun way to interact with others and maintain conversations that have more personality than standard text messages or video calls.
Skype's Qik App Now Lets Users Save Videos to Camera Roll
Skype today announced a minor update to its Qik app for the Android and Windows Phone platforms. With the update installed, users will be able to save their Qik videos from the app to their device's camera roll if they wish.
Microsoft Brings the Power of Cortana and Bots to Skype
Microsoft is giving Skype a boost of intelligence thanks to Cortana and Skype Bots. With Cortana integration, Skype users will be able to do things such as manage their calendar and contacts without leaving the Skype app.
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.