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Aaron Lawton

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Competitors What is
Skype? Skype is a software application which provides voice-over-internet-protocol services. Users can communicate with one another via voice or video calls
http://www.skype.com/intl/en-us/features/allfeatures/video-call/# They can also instant message one another on Skype’s platform. For a fee, users can also place calls over Skype to traditional landline or mobile phone telephones and SMS one another across the planet. Skype also provides a
platform for transferring
files and videoconferencing
for companies. Founders Niklas Zennstram Janus Friis The duo were also behind the file sharing venture - Kazaa. Also developed Joost Made $1 billion when Skype was sold to Microsoft for $8.5 billion last year. Acquisitions Two years later ebay agreed to purchase the company - total acquisition = 3.1 billion First public beta version released August 2003 based in Luxembourg Sept 2009 a 65% stake sold
by ebay to a group of private
investores, led by Silver Lake
Partners. Silver lake May 2011 Microsoft acquired the
company for 8.5 billion. Valued Skype
at more that 3X the purchase price
of 2009. How does Skype
make money? Free Pay-As-You-Go Subscriptions Skype Premium Skype Business Has additional features File Sharing Screen Sharing Conference
Calls Call Phones - mobiles or landlines Group Video Calls Online Numbers By The
Numbers million connected monthly users. (It has been reported that in total, Skype has over

million registered users.) 250 600 40 million concurrent users online at peak times More than

billion audio and video calls in Q3 FY12 (an increase of 40% from the prior year's 3rd quarter) 100 billion minutes of calls on Skype over the quarter a number that was up 50 percent over the prior quarter. 115 "When we closed [the Microsoft deal], we had

million monthly users, so haven't skipped a beat in terms of momentum,” Tony Bates. 170 In late May, 2012, Skype CEO Tony Bates revealed the following information about the company. OoVoo for Mac For
Android Member Member Member Member Member Member Member (cc) photo by theaucitron on Flickr (cc) photo by theaucitron on Flickr copy paste branches if you need more.... *Registered Users:
2010 = 663 million vs 2009 = 474 million = INCREASE

*Average users connected each month:
4th quarter 2010 = 145 million vs 4th quarter 2009 = 105 million = INCREASE

*While paying customers rose over the same period to an average 8.8 million per month, from 7.3 million = INCREASE

*Skype billed:
12.8 billion minutes last year, up from 10.7 billion in 2009 = INCREASE

*Free Skype-to-Skype minutes: Rose to 194.3 billion from 113.0 billion = INCREASE

*Average revenue per paying customer:
2010 = US$ 97 vs 2009 = US$98 vs 2008 = US$102 = DECREASE

*Total revenues for the company:
2010 = USD 859.8 million vs 2009 = USD 718.9 million = INCREASE

*Operating profit of:
2010 US$ 20.6 million vs a loss of USD 352.2 million in 2009 = INCREASE

*The net loss:
2010 USD = 6.9 million vs 2009 = USD 417.5 million = POS DECREASE

*Skype finished the year with cash of USD 142.5 million. . Financials We can't
yet tell if the company
is turning a profit http://www.skype.com/intl/en-us/home
/http://www.google.com/talk/start.htmlhttp://www.oovoo.com/home.aspx References eferences According to news
reports, roughly

million users
pay for services
on Skype 8 According to Time Magazine, “Microsoft will also be trying to do what one of Skype’s former owners, eBay, could not: earn a profit. Skype has never made a dollar.”Information about how Skype is faring as part of the Microsoft stable is difficult to separate in the company’s quarterly reports.But in July this year, Microsoft announced that revenue in its Entertainment and Devices division, grew 20 percent — by $292 million — which, according to analysts primarily reflected the inclusion of Skype. At the same time, Microsoft’s cost of revenue increased in Q4, related to Skype’s acquisition. Courtesy: Vanityfair.com
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