Skype Born

Skype was launched in 2003. The mix of integrated services is increasing over time, and as of 2012 they provide:

  • Voice connections. These are transferred over the internet as voice packets, or VoIP. Calls may also be made to and from conventional telephones
  • Low resolution video. This uses inexpensive webcams, allowing participants seeing each other as they talk
  • Screen sharing
  • Instant messaging and presence information
  • File transfers

--David Ferris

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