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Free download Skype latest version 18.104.22.168. Download Skype new version from high speed direct download link and enjoy the chat and calls from your PC to mobile phone. You can also share your files using skype. Skype is a voice over IP and application software. Skype was first released in 2003, written by Estonian developers Ahti Heinla, Priit Kasesalu and Jaan Tallinn, who had also originally developed Kazaa. It became a platform with over 600 million users and was acquired by Microsoft in 2011 for $ 8.5 billion.
The service allows users to communicate with peers by voice using a microphone, video using a webcam and instant messaging over the Internet. Phone calls can be put on recipients of traditional telephone networks. Calls to other users of the Skype service are free, while calls to landlines and mobile phones are loaded through a user account system based debit. Skype has become popular for its additional features including file transfer and video conferencing. Competitors include SIP and H.323 services based, as Linphone and Google Voice.
Skype has 663 million registered users as of EOY 2010. The network is operated by Microsoft, which has its Skype division headquarters in Luxembourg. Most of the development team and 44% of employees in general of the division is located in Tallinn and Tartu, Estonia. Unlike other VoIP services, Skype is a peer to-peer and client-server hybrid. It makes use of background processing on computers running Skype software. Original project name Skype (Sky Peer-to-Peer) reflects this fact. Some network administrators have banned Skype on corporate, government, home, and education networks, citing reasons such as inappropriate usage of resources, excessive use of bandwidth, and security. On January 9, 2013, Microsoft revealed its intention to withdraw from Windows Live Messenger for his service Skype, but Messenger will continue in mainland China. Microsoft began the transition to all users on April 8, 2013.
Registered users of Skype are identified by a unique Skype Name, and may appear in the Skype directory. Skype allows registered users to communicate through both instant messaging and voice chat. Voice chat allows telephone calls between pairs of users and conference calling, and uses a proprietary audio codec. Text chat client Skype allows group chats, emoticons, storing chat history and editing of previous messages. Offline messages were implemented in a beta version 5, but after a few weeks removed without notice. The usual features familiar to instant messaging users – user profiles, online status indicators, and so on – are also included.
The number of Internet, also known as SkypeIn, service allows Skype users to receive calls on their computers dialed by conventional phone subscribers to a Skype phone number local local numbers are available for Australia, Belgium, Brazil , Chile, Colombia, Denmark, the Dominican Republic, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Hungary, Ireland, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, Poland, Romania, South Africa, South Korea, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom and the United States. A Skype user can have local numbers in any of these countries, with calls to the number directly in the same proportion as calls to fixed lines in the country. The countries of this growing list are collectively known as SkypeIn countries.
Skype allows conference calls to 25 people at once. Skype also supports video chat, including screen sharing, between two people free. Group Video Calling is available for premium subscribers among up to 10 people.
Skype does not offer the ability to call emergency numbers such as 112 in Europe, 911 in North America and 000 in Australia. The Federal Communications Commission U.S. (FCC) has established that, for the purposes of Article 255 of the Telecommunications Act, Skype is not an “interconnected VoIP provider”. As a result, the National Emergency Number Association USA recommends that all VoIP users have an analog line available as a backup.
In 2011, Skype partnered with Comcast to bring its video chat service to Comcast subscribers via their HDTV.
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