Skype to buy Qik

| January 6, 2011 | Reply

Skype is about to get really serious into the game of video chat! Today Skype has announced the buy out of competitor Qik. CEO of Skype posted a comment on the company’s blog today:

Skype and Qik share a common purpose of enriching communications with video, and the acquisition of Qik will help to accelerate our leadership in video by adding recording, sharing and storing capabilities to our product portfolio”

Looks like it will cost Skype a cool $100 million Mashable has reported to acquire Qik!! Anyone out there excited to see what the new Qik/Skype brings us? Think its a bad idea to merge 2 competitors? Drop us a comment below and let us know.

Qik, the company behind video conferencing on the HTC Evo 4G, and many other mobile devices, has been acquired by video and voice over IP giant, Skype. Tony Bates, the CEO of Skype, has posted the announcement on the company’s blog.

“Skype and Qik share a common purpose of enriching communications with video, and the acquisition of Qik will help to accelerate our leadership in video by adding recording, sharing and storing capabilities to our product portfolio” said the CEO.

No word on how much the acquisition cost and when the two will officially join forces. We’ll keep you posted as this week’s CES plays out. [Skype]

UpdateMashable has confirmed that Qik has been purchased for $100 million bucks.

Source: AndroidCentral

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