Skype Announces the Qik Acquisition Is Complete
Article by George Norman
On 17 Jan 2011
Skype started the year by announcing that it entered a definitive agreement to acquire Qik, company that employs 60 people and specializes in providing mobile video software and services for capturing, instantly sharing, and preserving great moments on video. You may already be familiar with Qik since it comes preloaded on a wide variety of mobile handsets through partnerships with handset manufacturers and mobile networks.

Tony Bates, Skype CEO, announced at the start of the year (on the 6th of January to be more precise) that the acquisition of Qik would help Skype to accelerate its leadership in video by adding recording, sharing and storing capabilities to its product portfolio. Tony Bates went on to say that by acquiring Qik, Skype could use Qik’s engineering expertise to optimize video transmission over wireless networks.

Advertising

“The Qik team has delivered exceptional video experiences for its mobile partners and millions of end users across a range of devices,” said Tony Bates back on the 6th of January. "Skype’s software enables an estimated 25 percent of the world’s international long distance voice calling minutes*, and approximately 40 percent of those Skype-to-Skype calls are happening over video. Qik’s deep engineering capabilities and strong mobile relationships will be an impressive complementary fit with Skype.”

This Friday, on the 14th of January, Skype announced that the acquisition of Quick went ahead as planed. Skype announced the Qik acquisition is complete in a press release; Neil Stevens, Vice President and General Manager for Consumer, confirmed it in a blog post.

"Qik has worked very hard to solve complex problems that allow millions of people everyday to take advantage of sharing their lives with those people who are most important to them,” said Vijay Tella, Chief Executive Officer of Qik. “Joining Skype allows Qik’s team to unite with Skype’s talented team to develop new and innovative products for our customers and partners.”



Tags: Skype, Qik
About the author: George Norman
George is a news editor.
You can follow him on Google+, Facebook or Twitter

I Hope you LIKE this blog post! Thank you!
What do YOU have to say about this
blog comments powered by Disqus
Popular News
By George Norman on 17 Aug 2017
With the blockbuster movie season upon us, Sony decided to celebrate the occasion with a sale: the Attack of the Blockbusters Sale that offers discounts of up to 50% (60% if you’re a PlayStation Plus member) on a ton of PS4 video games.
By George Norman on 17 Aug 2017
Samsung’s new T5 portable solid-state drive (PSSD) uses the latest 64-layer V-NAND technology, offers between 250GB and 2TB of storage capacity, has a lightweight and shock-resistant design that’s smaller than the average business card, and delivers industry-leading transfer speeds of up to 540 MB/s.
Related News
By George Norman on 18 Jul 2017
Sure, text remains the main method of communicating with others when using a messenger application like Skype, but if you really want to get the message across, using an emoticon, emoji or sticker can’t hurt.
Sponsored Links
Hot Software Updates
Top Downloads
Become A Fan!
Link To Us!
Skype Announces the Qik Acquisition Is Complete
HTML Linking Code