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SURVEY FINDS NEARLY HALF OF CONSUMERS FAIL TO UPGRADE SOFTWARE REGULARLY AND ONE QUARTER OF CONSUMERS DON'T KNOW WHY TO UPDATE SOFTWARE

Skype, Norton and TomTom Invite Consumers to Update Software for Free
During ‘International Technology Upgrade Week’

Palo Alto, CA - JULY 23, 2012 - Skype today announced the launch of International Technology Upgrade Week (ITUW), a global initiative joined by Norton by Symantec and TomTom to encourage consumers to regularly download free software updates to their computers, smartphones and tablets and other portable devices, like GPS units. The prime focus of International Technology Upgrade Week is to directly address consumers’ concerns and educate them on the value of keeping their software up to date, especially when many updates are free.

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Skype brings Video Calling to Android Phones


LUXEMBOURG, 30th June 2011 - Skype today announced an updated version of its Skype for Android app - Skype for Android 2.0, bringing Skype Video Calling to the currently fastest growing mobile OS1.

With the new version, users will be able to make and receive free2 1-to-1 video calls over Skype between their Android phone and other Skype contacts on the iPhone, Mac, Windows PCs and even TVs3. Skype for Android with video works over Wi-Fi or 3G data connections and can be downloaded for free from the Android Market or Skype.com/m using any phone browser.

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Qik Launches New iPhone Video Apps

LUXEMBOURG, 23 March 2011 — Today Qik, mobile video software recently acquired by Skype, launched a new iPhone app called Qik Video Connect. The new app enables individuals to stay connected with friends and family through video calling, video messaging, and video sharing.

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Skype and Citrix Announce Partnership to Deliver Leading Web and Audio Conferencing Capabilities

Partnership Will Enable Businesses to Collaborate More Effectively and Efficiently

ORLANDO, FL, March 1, 2011 - In a keynote address at Enterprise Connect 2011 in Orlando, Skype today announced a strategic partnership with Citrix Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CTXS), a global leader in virtual computing and Web collaboration. The partnership will enable Skype to introduce new, easy-to-use, Web and audio conferencing capabilities enabled with GoToMeeting® technology from Citrix. It will help expand Skype's business offerings by providing powerful collaboration features for businesses of all sizes to set up and hold meetings. Based on Citrix's successful GoToMeeting product, Skype's new Web conferencing and audio features are expected to become available towards the end of the year.

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Skype - Qik acquisition complete

Combined companies bring deeper video capabilities across devices
LUXEMBOURG, 14 January 2011 — Skype today announced it has completed its acquisition of Qik, a provider of mobile video software and services that enable individuals to capture, instantly share and preserve great moments on video from anywhere. The transfer of shares and funds between the shareholders of Qik and Skype was completed today and Qik is now under the ownership of Skype.

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Do More Together Wherever You Are With Skype Group Video Calling

Skype Launches New Premium Package
LAS VEGAS, NV, 6 JANUARY 2011 — Today at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), Skype has officially launched group video calling for consumers and enterprises, allowing people to do more together wherever they are. Whether you’re looking to bring your family together on a video call or better connect with work colleagues across the globe, group video calling makes it easy to bring to together groups of three or more on a single video call. Video calling accounted for approximately 40% of all Skype-to-Skype minutes in the first half of 2010.

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Skype To Acquire Qik

Combined companies bring deeper video capabilities across devices
LUXEMBOURG, 6 January 2011 — Skype today announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Qik, a provider of mobile video software and services that enable individuals to capture, instantly share and preserve great moments on video from anywhere. Qik has 60 employees, and is headquartered in Redwood City, California and has an office in Moscow, Russia. The transaction is expected to close in January 2011. Terms of the acquisition will not be disclosed.

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Skype Brings Video Calling to iPhones

Share the Moments that Matter Most over 3G and WiFi
30 DECEMBER 2010, LUXEMBOURG – Skype today announced the new version of its iPhone application that brings video calling to millions of mobile users around the globe over both 3G and WiFi networks. Available to download from the Apple App Store today, the new Skype for iPhone App allows iPhone, iPad and iPod touch owners to make and/or receive free* Skype video calls for the first time. Users can now see their family, friends and colleagues around the world while talking to them. With approximately 25 million concurrent users logged into Skype at any given time**, the new Skype for iPhone makes it easier than ever to share moments wherever you are. Video calling significantly enhances the user experience of Skype for iPhone, which is one of the top five free iPhone apps in 2010 according to Apple. Now, users can make and receive free Skype-to-Skype calls, call mobiles and landlines around the world at very low rates, and now share more moments together with video on Skype for iPhone. “With video calling representing approximately 40% of all Skype-to-Skype minutes for the first six months of 2010, our users have been eager to get Skype video calling on their mobile phones,” said Neil Stevens, general manager of Skype’s consumer business. “By bringing video to mainstream users at their home or work via their desktops, on the go with their mobiles, or into their living room via their TV, Skype has made it possible for millions of people to share video moments wherever they are.” A video call evolves communication beyond transactional experiences to a shared experience where people can share any occasion with others wherever they are. Whether this is a military father watching the birth of his child while deployed abroad, loved ones communicating via sign language or work colleagues collaborating around the globe – the opportunities are endless. Users can place Skype video calls with their iPhone over both a 3G data connection* or WiFi. The new Skype for iPhone app is compatible with the iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, and iPod touch 4th generation with i0S 4.0 or above. Video receiving capabilities are available on the iPod touch 3rd generation and iPad. Calls can be made between devices using the new Skype for iPhone app and desktops including Skype for Windows 4.2 and above, Skype for Mac 2.8 and above, Skype for Linux and ASUS Videophone. The Skype for iPhone application is available for free download from the App Store or at www.skype.com/go/iphone. * Additional data charges may apply. To get the best quality, Skype recommends a strong WiFi connection for video calling.
** At peak times, as of November 2010.
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About Skype

Skype is a communications platform provider whose purpose is to break down barriers to communication. With an Internet-connected device, families, friends and colleagues can get together for free with messaging, voice and video. At low cost, they can also call landlines or mobiles virtually anywhere in the world. Skype has recently introduced group video, allowing groups of more than two people to do things together whenever they're apart. Founded in 2003 and based in Luxembourg. Skype can be downloaded onto computers, mobile phones and other connected devices for free at www.skype.com. You can get news and updates from Skype on its blog: blogs.skype.com Twitter: twitter.com/skype or Facebook: www.facebook.com/skype.

The new Skype brings people together like never before

LUXEMBOURG, 14 OCTOBER 2010 — Skype today announces the launch of the new Skype for Windows, which brings people together like never before.
  • The integration of the Facebook News Feed and Phonebook in Skype makes it easier to stay connected with the people and communities you care about.
  • A revitalised look and feel makes voice and video calling, instant messaging, screen sharing, file sharing and more, intuitive and easy to navigate.
  • Skype users can bring even more of their family and friends together with the new group video calling feature available in open beta.

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Skype for Android™ Now Available

LUXEMBOURG, 5 October 2010 — Skype today announced the release of Skype for Android™, a client for mobile handsets, built for smartphones running Android OS version 2.1 or above. With this latest release, the majority of smart phone users globally will now be able to experience the benefits of Skype on the move using either a WiFi or mobile data connection (GPRS, EDGE, 3G). Skype for Android is downloadable for free from the Android Market or consumers can visit www.skype.com/m to find out more details about how to get the application.

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Skype now available for Sony Ericsson Symbian smartphones

Runs on Symbian-based Satio™, Vivaz™ and Vivaz™ pro
LUXEMBOURG, 15 June 2010 — Skype announced today the availability of Skype on three Sony Ericsson smartphones based on the Symbian platform, the world’s most popular smartphone platform. Users of Sony Ericsson’s flagship smartphones Satio™, Vivaz™ and Vivaz™ pro can now use Skype on the move, over either a WiFi or mobile data connection (3G, GPRS, EDGE). It can be downloaded now by visiting skype.com/m on a compatible handset, and will also be made available on the Sony Ericsson Play Now™ arena (www.playnow-arena.com) later this month.

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Skype’s new iPhone application introduces 3G calling functionality

LUXEMBOURG, 30 May 2010 – Skype today announced the launch of the new version of its iPhone application. Available to download from the Apple App Store today, this update allows iPhone users to make and receive Skype-to-Skype calls, and to call mobiles and landlines around the world at very low rates for the first time over their 3G data connection.

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Skype mobile for Verizon Wireless available Thursday

Companies Deliver Expansive Global Calling Community and Free Skype-to-Skype Calls on the Most Reliable Wireless Network in the United States
LUXEMBOURG, Luxembourg; LAS VEGAS and BASKING RIDGE, NJ, United States, 23 March 2010 – From CTIA WIRELESS 2010® in Las Vegas, Verizon Wireless and Skype today announced Skype mobile™ will be available this Thursday, March 25, starting with nine Verizon Wireless 3G smartphones. Skype mobile uses the Verizon Wireless voice network for the wireless connection of the Skype-to-Skype calls, providing Verizon Wireless customers with a superior experience and top-notch call quality.

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Skype now available for Nokia smartphones in Ovi Store

More than 200 million smartphone users worldwide now have Skype at their fingertips

Luxembourg and Espoo, 3 March 2010 — Skype and Nokia today jointly announced the release of Skype for Symbian, a Skype client for Nokia smartphones based on the Symbian platform, the world’s most popular smartphone platform. Skype for Symbian will allow Nokia smartphone users worldwide to use Skype on the move, over either a WiFi or mobile data connection (GPRS, EDGE, 3G). It is now downloadable for free from the Ovi Store, Nokia’s one-stop shop for mobile content.

Skype for Symbian enables Nokia smartphone users to:

  • Make free Skype-to-Skype calls to other Skype users anywhere in the world*
  • Save money on calls and texts (SMS) to phones abroad.
  • Send and receive instant messages to and from individuals or groups
  • Share pictures, videos and other files.
  • Receive calls to their existing online number
  • See when Skype contacts are online and available to call or IM
  • Easily import names and numbers from the phone’s address book

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Skype Ushers in New Era in Face-to-Face Online Video Communication

Skype supports 720p HD video calls on PCs and embeds Skype software into Internet-connected TVs
LAS VEGAS, 5 January 2010 – Continuing to lead the revolution in face-to-face online video communication, Skype today announced support for Skype™ video calls on PCs in 720p high definition (HD), as well as Skype software embedded into Internet-connected widescreen televisions from its consumer electronics manufacturer partners.

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Skype Available on Apple App Store

Free application enables millions of iPhone and iPod touch users worldwide to take their Skype conversations with them

LAS VEGAS, March 31, 2009 - Skype announced that its highly anticipated application, Skype™ for iPhone, will be available on the Apple App Store beginning today. The app also adds Skype calling and instant messaging to any second generation iPod touch with a compatible headset and microphone.

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