Skype is an instant messaging app that provides online text message and video chat services. Users may transmit both text and video messages and may exchange digital documents such as images, text, and video. In addition, the app allows video conference calls. Skype operates based on a freemium model — much of the service is free, but Skype Credit or a subscription is required to call a landline or a mobile phone number.
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Luxembourg, LU
Skype was founded in 2003 and is headquartered in Luxembourg, LU
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Skype Office Locations

Skype has an office in Luxembourg
Luxembourg, LU (HQ)
Rives de Clausen
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Skype Financials and Metrics

Summary Metrics

In total, Skype had raised $76.8 m. Skype is a subsidiary of Microsoft

Skype Financials

Skype's revenue was reported to be $2 b in Y, 2013
USDY, 2013E


2 b
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Skype Operating Metrics

Y, 2013Y, 2014Dec, 2015Jan, 2016Mar, 2016Apr, 2016Oct, 2017

Monthly Active Users

300 m


750 m1 b

Telephone Market Share


App Downloads (Android)

1 b
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Skype News and Updates

Want to Crush Your Next Video Job Interview? Be Sure to Do These 3 Things

Skype and Zoom job interviews are becoming more common. Here's how to make a good impression.

Top 5 technological advances of the 21st century

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An insider’s account of Korea’s clandestine bitcoin trade

South Korean officials say they won’t ban cryptocurrency trading, but they have been cracking down hard on the country’s freewheeling market. Among the biggest victims…

Skype launches as a ‘snap’ to cater to more Linux users

Microsoft has some good news for Skype users on Linux today: The VoIP communications app is now available as a snap, the packaging format designed for all popular Linux distributions. Skype has in fact been available on Linux for years already, though the company had effectively ignored the platform…

Here’s what you need to know about the critical Electron vulnerability

A critical vulnerability in a common open-source framework used in applications has flown under the radar, but it may present a serious risk, according to security researchers. The critical vulnerability lies in Electron, an open source node.js, V8 and Chromium framework. It gives hackers access to …

Video Conferencing Market is Expected to Reach USD 7467.88 million by 2023

“Global Video Conferencing Market-Trends Analysis Product Usability Profiles & Forecasts to 2023” newly adds in database. This report covers leading key company profiles with information such as business overview, regional analysis, consumption, revenue and specification. Posted v…
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