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.
Tony Bates, Skype’s Chief Executive Officer, said: “The combination of Qik’s products, services and employees, combined with those of Skype will enhance Skype’s offering in the mobile video space. We are excited about working together.”
“We look forward to joining forces with Skype to bring additional video capabilities to consumers and our business partners,” said Vijay Tella, Qik.
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. Skype was founded in 2003 and is based in Luxembourg. Skype can be downloaded onto computers, mobile phones and other connected devices for free at www.skype.com.