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Skype

  1. 1. Presented By: Fizza Qayyum (30) Muhammad Farooq (50) Maham Kamran (44) Presented To: Ma’am Zainab Rehman
  2. 2. Introduction • Skype is for doing things together, whenever you’re apart. • It used to be that when traveling internationally meant difficulty keeping in touch. When it was possible, it cost an arm and a leg, making contact difficult. • Skype is a service for its users to communicate with each around the world over the internet and in many cases for free! • Share a story • Celebrate a birthday • Learn a language • Hold a meeting • Work with colleagues
  3. 3. History • Founded by Janus Friis from Denmark and Niklas Zennström from Sweden (2003) • The first public beta version was released on 29 August 2003 • On 12 September 2007, eBay Inc. agreed to acquire Luxembourg-based Skype Technologies SA for US$2.5 billion • On 1 September 2009, it was announced that eBay was selling 65% of Skype for US$1.9 billion • On 10 May 2011, Microsoft Corporation acquired Skype Communications for US$8.5 billion • Microsoft began this transition on 8 April 2013, and completed the move by 30 April
  4. 4. Interface
  5. 5. Features  Calling • Skype to Skype calls • Calls to/from mobiles and landlines • Group calls • Skype Number • Forward calls • Online Number • Caller ID • Skype To Go numbers • Skype Click to Call
  6. 6. Features Video Calling • One to one video calls • Group video calls Messaging • Voicemail • Instant messaging • Send texts (SMS) • Voice messages • GroupMe
  7. 7. Features Sharing • Send files • Screen sharing • Group screen sharing • Send contacts Skype to Facebook Skype Wi-Fi Skype Manager Skype for Outlook Skype buttons
  8. 8. Skype in a Business Aspect Save money • Free Skype to Skype video and voice calls • Call mobiles and landlines • Skype Manager • Skype Connect Stay connected • Voice messages • Skype Numbers
  9. 9. Skype in a Business Aspect • Skype Wi-Fi • Forward calls • Skype buttons • Skype To Go Work together • Group video calls • Instant messaging • File sharing
  10. 10. Skype and Education Skype in the classroom • Collaborate with other classes, no matter where they are • Find guest speakers and invite them into your classroom • Take a virtual field trip anywhere in the world Skype Lessons Resources on Skype in the classroom Guest speakers
  11. 11. Skype Education Partners
  12. 12. Skype and Education Mystery Skype Mystery Skype is an educational game, invented by teachers, played by two classrooms on Skype. The aim of the game is to guess the location of the other classroom by asking questions with each other. It's suitable for all age groups and can be used to teach subjects like geography, history, languages, mathematics and science.
  13. 13. Skype and Education • Categories Connect & collaborate Culture Debate & discussion Design & media Economics & politics Expressive arts Food & nutrition Geography Health & social care History Languages Math Music Physical education Psychology & sociology Reading & writing Religion & philosophy Science Social studies Technology
  14. 14. Advantages • Free communication • Potential to be a great technology • SkypeOut • Easy to install • Very cheap for its potential users • Voice conferences (many users at a time) • Works behind typical network security services • Helpful community of users
  15. 15. Disadvantages • Needs internet access • No language translator • Requirements (computer, headphones, webcam) • Target for hackers • Closed Community • Children online are at risk • Uncontrolled registration system for users • Permits multiple concurrent logins
  16. 16. Conclusion • Skype has changed the way we connect with others not only on a national level, but on an international level as well. This VoIP service has attained much success over the past few years and continues to evolve at a rapid rate. It will continue to gain more and more followers due to its benefits such as being compatible with Mac and PC, being almost completely free, and is now being extremely portable. However, this program has run into some obstacles socially, legally and ethically. In short, “Wherever you are, wherever they are – Skype keeps you together.”

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