What Is Skype’s History? How Niklas Zennstrom & Janus Friis Founded The Company
Only 10 years ago, no one could have even imagined that nowadays everybody would be able to make completely free calls with anyone, anywhere in the world… Not only can you talk with someone on the opposite side of the Earth, buy you can watch him/her in real time, share files and even play games with the person you are connected to, or make a conference call to a group of users. This is what Skype made possible and totally free for everyone! Great! And here is how all happened…
But first, what is Skype?
You may be amazed, but actually there are many people that don’t really know what Skype is. If you are not one of them just skip this part. So, Skype is a computer program available for all types of operating systems (like Windows, Android, Linux) with which you can connect to people from all around the world to chat, talk or even call them on their phone. One of its greatest features is that you can make free international calls through the Internet with it. You can also share files and pictures. If you have a camera, you can make video calls and many more thinks like these. Currently the application is owned and developed by Microsoft Corporation, after they bought it for $8.5 billion from eBay.com. It’s completely free and you can download Skype from its official site here.