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Skype 10/12/10
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  1. What’s this “Skype” thing? Katrina Belogorsky Skokie Public Library October 12, 2010
  2. What is Skype? <ul><li>Skype is a way of sending phone calls across the internet… and because it’s the internet calls are FREE </li></ul><ul><li>Skype uses technology called VOIP “voice over Internet protocol” </li></ul><ul><li>Free calls over the Internet </li></ul><ul><li>Free to download software </li></ul><ul><li>(4.2 latest version) </li></ul>
  3. To Use Skype, You Need Only Three Things <ul><li>A computer with access to the Internet </li></ul><ul><li>A free software program called Skype </li></ul><ul><li>A microphone and headset </li></ul><ul><li>Web camera </li></ul>
  4. Who are Skype? <ul><li>Founded in August 2003, Skype is the leading global Internet communications company. </li></ul><ul><li>Skype is headquartered in Luxemburg (offices in Europe, US and Asia) </li></ul><ul><li>Was acquired by eBay Inc (NASDAQ:EBAY) in October 2005-Sepember 2009 </li></ul><ul><li>September 1, 2009, eBay sells 65% of Skype to Index Ventures and Silver Lake Partners </li></ul><ul><li>August 2010 Skype announced to go Public on Wall Street </li></ul><ul><li>At peak times, there are 23 million users online </li></ul><ul><li>30% users are use Skype for business </li></ul><ul><li>13% of global long distance happens over Skype.(2010) </li></ul><ul><li>560 Million users (accounts) worldwide (2010) </li></ul><ul><li>Skype is available in 28 languages </li></ul>
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  10. Skype Features <ul><li>Chat </li></ul><ul><li>Log in from anywhere </li></ul><ul><li>Voice over IP </li></ul><ul><li>Webcam </li></ul><ul><li>Connect with friends not on Skype using SkypeOut </li></ul><ul><li>Secure file transfer using instant messaging </li></ul>
  11. Skype Features <ul><li>SkypeOut </li></ul><ul><li>SkypeIn </li></ul><ul><li>Videoconferencing </li></ul><ul><li>Skype on mobile devices </li></ul><ul><li>Call forwarding </li></ul><ul><li>Call identification </li></ul><ul><li>Skype Voicemail </li></ul><ul><li>Change Language </li></ul>
  12. When you do not need to call <ul><li>Instant messages – the alternative to talking </li></ul><ul><li>Get an instant response </li></ul><ul><li>IM when talking isn’t convenient </li></ul><ul><li>Quickly send website links </li></ul>
  13. SkypeOut <ul><li>allows Skype users to call </li></ul><ul><li>traditional telephone numbers, </li></ul><ul><li>mobile telephones for a fee </li></ul>
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  15. Unlimited calls anytime
  16. SkypeIn <ul><li>Receive calls on computers dialed by regular phone subscribers to a local Skype phone number available in </li></ul><ul><li>21 countries including US </li></ul>
  17. Videoconferencing <ul><li>All you need is a webcam </li></ul><ul><li>High quality video with the latest Skype version </li></ul><ul><li>Video calls are FREE </li></ul><ul><li>More options for buisiness </li></ul>
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  19. Video Snapshot <ul><li>Make a snapshots of yourself and your friends during free video calls </li></ul>
  20. Conference Calls <ul><li>Talk to more people at once </li></ul><ul><li>Free business conference calls </li></ul><ul><li>Easily add contacts to an ongoing call </li></ul>
  21. Skype on Mobile Devices <ul><li>Skype To Go Number </li></ul><ul><li>Skype on mobile phones </li></ul>
  22. Skype to Go <ul><li>Call friends and family from any phone </li></ul><ul><li>A special access number you dial from any phone in your country </li></ul>
  23. Cordless Phone with Skype Build-In <ul><li>Free wireless Skype-to-Skype calls. </li></ul><ul><li>Call phones at great low rates. </li></ul><ul><li>See all your Skype contacts when you sign in to your phone. </li></ul><ul><li>Make calls with Skype and on your landline with the same easy-to-use cordless phone without a computer. </li></ul>
  24. Skype on Mobile Phones <ul><li>Free Skype-to-Skype calls and IM with Verizon Wireless </li></ul><ul><li>iPhone – use Skype everywhere over 3G or WIFI </li></ul><ul><li>On any android smartphone version 2.1 or above (starting October 5 th ) </li></ul>
  25. What’s free on Skype <ul><li>Skype-to-Skype calls </li></ul><ul><li>Video Calls </li></ul><ul><li>Instant messaging and group chats </li></ul><ul><li>Conference calls with up to 25 people </li></ul>
  26. What costs a little on Skype <ul><li>Call phones and mobiles </li></ul><ul><li>Receive calls from phones and mobiles </li></ul><ul><li>Send and receive voicemails </li></ul><ul><li>Skype To Go number </li></ul><ul><li>Forward calls to phones </li></ul><ul><li>Send SMS messages </li></ul><ul><li>Transfer calls to phones and mobiles </li></ul><ul><li>Access Skype via WiFi hotspots </li></ul>
  27. Limitations <ul><li>Skype calls require high-speed internet </li></ul><ul><li>Skype is not a replacement for your traditional telephone service and cannot be used for emergency calling </li></ul><ul><li>SkypeOut and SkypeIn calls don’t carry the same fidelity experienced with Skype-to-Skype calls </li></ul><ul><li>Microphone-headsets or speakerphones are needed with Skype </li></ul>
  28. Skype Advantages <ul><li>Great education tool </li></ul><ul><li>Videoconferencing </li></ul><ul><li>Job interviews </li></ul>
  29. Why the Interest in SKYPE <ul><li>Saving money (95%) </li></ul><ul><li>Saving time </li></ul><ul><li>Staying ahead </li></ul>
  30. Similar Products <ul><li>Gizmo5 www.gizmo5.com </li></ul><ul><li>Ooma www.ooma.com </li></ul><ul><li>Google Talk – a growing competitor </li></ul><ul><li>some features as Skype </li></ul>

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