Definitions for SKYPE

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Wiktionary

  1. skype(Verb)

    To make a Skype telephone call.

  2. skype(Verb)

    To send a file with Skype.

Freebase

  1. Skype

    Skype is a proprietary voice-over-IP service and software application. Skype was first released in August 2003 written by Estonian developers Ahti Heinla, Priit Kasesalu, and Jaan Tallinn, Danish Janus Friis, and Swedish Niklas Zennström, who had also originally developed Kazaa. It developed into a platform with over 600 million users and was bought by Microsoft in 2011 for $8.5 billion. The service allows users to communicate with peers by voice using a microphone, video by using a webcam, and instant messaging over the Internet. Phone calls may be placed to recipients on the traditional telephone networks. Calls to other users within the Skype service are free of charge, while calls to landline telephones and mobile phones are charged via a debit-based user account system. Skype has also become popular for its additional features, including file transfer, and videoconferencing. Competitors include SIP and H.323-based services, such as Linphone and Google Voice. Skype has 663 million registered users as of the end of 2010. The network is operated by Microsoft, which has its Skype division headquarters in Luxembourg. Most of the development team and 44% of the overall employees of the division are situated in Tallinn and Tartu, Estonia.

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Dimitri Christakis:

    Skype with the grandparents should n’t be counted the same as leaving a child alone to play Grand Theft Auto, parents should be very mindful of what kids play, and for how long.

  2. Anchorman Pavel Lobkov:

    Things were probably even tougher then: We had no Internet, no Skype, no cellphones. I went live from war zones, so these comfortable surroundings of an apartment can hardly unsettle me.

  3. Andy Hunder:

    Migrants come for a better life but there are some heartbreaking situations: Mothers who have left their children in Ukraine and communicate by Skype, they feed their children but to feed them they must leave them.

  4. Nancy Nydam:

    Twice a day, we'll have visual monitoring either face to face or we'll Skype with them, or do FaceTime, and if it's Skype or FaceTIme, they'll have to be in a place where we can clearly identify that they are where they're supposed to be.

  5. Michael Rogers:

    Three definite hits: biometrics, large screen home displays, video telephone calls, skype and FaceTime are part of everyday usage; by the end of the decade I think it will be totally natural for younger users to transition from text to audio to video in a single call, depending on the content at the moment.

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