July 22, 2014

Skype Acquires Qik for $100 Million

Today at CES, Skype announced their acquisition of Qik, the popular mobile video streaming and video calling service. The agreement was finalized at $100 million.

What does this mean for Android? This means that Skype will be using their new purchase of Qik to integrate video calling into new mobile OS’ like Android. The iPhone received video calling last week, so hopefully Skype won’t wait too long to push the popular feature to our precious Androids.

The video below is Tony Gates’, the CEO of Skype, official announcement about the purchase of Qik. More about this acquisition can be read here.