video one step further
on = August 28, 2007, 8:44 am
Release Author = Skype
Release Summary = Skype announce its users can now make
conversations even more fun-packed by sharing video content with
friends and family across the world
Release Body = Skype have announced that their
users can now make conversations even more fun-packed by sharing
video content with their friends and family across the world.
new partnerships with leading independent video sharing sites
Dailymotion and Metacafe, Skype 3.5 (http://www.skype.com/download/skype/windows/index.html)
for Windows lets users download their favourite videos from these
sites and add them into their Skype ‘mood’,
giving colour and personality to their online profile.
moods are designed as a way of sharing their feelings with friends
and family and are becoming increasingly popular in the Skype
community because they are a simple, more personalized
way to share all sorts of things with other Skype
thrive on sharing stuff with one another. A little over a year ago,
we had 100 million registered users worldwide and we’ve more
than doubled in size in the space of twelve months. This is because
we continue to develop Skype and come up with amusing
things to do. User-generated and licensed video content are incredibly
popular. Working with Dailymotion and Metacafe
means everyone can try out downloading their favourite clip and
putting it in their online profile. Video content is a great conversation
starter because people love talking about video clips and especially
the ones that are personal to them.” said Carter
Adamson, general manager, desktop products for Skype.
addition to sharing video (http://www.skype.com/download/features/videocalling/)
in their Skype ‘mood’, users can now
also include video content in online Skype chats,
making it easy to discuss the latest viral videos with friends and
family around the world.
mood messages provide members of the vibrant Skype
community a great way to express themselves by tapping into the
original and entertaining videos available on Metacafe,
including those in our Producer Rewards program that
pays video creators for their best work,” commented Erick
Hachenburg, CEO of Metacafe. “Online video has
become so popular over the past couple of years in large part because
it’s fun to find something entertaining and forward it to
a friend who’s likely to enjoy it. Videos placed into Skype
mood messages make this process even easier.”
this partnership, the online global community is really coming together
to create a new experience in video sharing," said Benjamin
Bejbaum, CEO and cofounder of Dailymotion. "From
now on, Skype users will have access to more than
3 million videos, including premium content and exclusive artwork
from our MotionMakers.”
new Skype service also lets users take still photos
when making a video call. Moments such as showing off a newborn
baby via webcam or having a far-away friend wave ‘hello!’
can now be permanently captured and shared.
3.5 for Windows lets users transfer their incoming calls
to another person or a group of people on Skype or even to a landline
or mobile phone number for Skype Pro (http://www.skype.com/products/skypepro/)
addition, auto redial has been introduced, where if the number being
called is engaged Skype can automatically redial
it every two minutes, until the call is answered. These new features
make it even easier and more convenient to keep in touch over Skype.
Skype sets conversations free by providing new
and easy ways to stay in touch over the internet. Millions of people
every day make free Skype-to-Skype voice and video
calls and send instant messages using our software. Some pay a little
per minute for long-distance and international calls (http://www.skype.com/products/skypetogo/)
to phones and mobiles and for SMS, voicemail and call forwarding,
or they buy subscriptions that give unlimited calls nationwide.
to a broadband Internet connection is required for Skype
and all Skype Certified devices and accessories.
Skype is not a replacement for your traditional telephone
service and cannot be used for emergency calling.
SkypeIn, SkypeOut, Skype Me, Skype Certified, Skypecasts, associated
logos and the “S” symbol are trademarks of Skype Limited.
Site = http://www.skype.com/
Details = Skype PR Contact:
2 Stephen Street
+44 (0)121 288 3779
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