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 for iOS Gains Siri Support
Sep 28, 2016
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 Deepens Office Integration, Improves Video Sharing
Feb 16, 2016
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 to Kill Off Qik Messenger
Feb 22, 2016
Skype today said it will discontinue its Qik video messaging service. Microsoft bought Qik and relaunched the mobile app as a way for people to send quick video clips to one another.
Microsoft Brings the Power of Cortana and Bots to Skype
Mar 30, 2016
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.