Skype Logo – Skype is a software that allows text communications, voice and video over Internet (VoIP). It was developed in 2003 by the Dane Janus Friis and Swede Niklas Zennstrom, also creators of Kazaa. The Skype protocol code and remain closed and proprietary, but interested users can download for free the application executable on the official site. Skype users can talk to them for free.
This application also includes a feature called SkypeOut YY, which allows users to call regular phones, cobrándoseles diverse and low rates by country of destination, and can call almost any phone in the world. Another option is Skype offers SkypeIn, thanks to which it is given a phone number so that from a telephone, anywhere in the world, they can contact the computer. In addition, it provides a voice mail service.
The Skype interface is similar to other instant messaging software such as Windows Live Messenger or Yahoo! Messenger, and, just as in these, you can have a conversation of instant messages between users of the software. This program also allows you to leave voice messages (mailbox) if the user is not available, that being a paid service that comes with SkypeIn.
In October 2010, Skype 5.0 for Windows was released a set of additions and new features, among the most important, the inclusion of a tab in Facebook that allows users to send SMS messages, making chat or call your Facebook friends directly from the News Feed. Moreover Version 5 has worsened the usability of the screen sharing and access to phones contacts.
On May 10, 2011 Microsoft announced the completed purchase of Skype by 8,500 million with the aim of strengthening its business smartphones. In 2011 all previous versions of Skype started to upgrade to Skype 5 without the consent of users acting in this case as Malware . It is useless in advanced settings are off automatic updates.