CESLive- Skype Press Conference: Acquires qik Plus More

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The press conference with Skype brought some important news.

There were 90 billion minutes of calls on Skype last year.

Video is the next big thing in communication. They launched Skype for iPhone on New Years Eve.

First day saw four million downloads and one million video calls!

Then came the big news.

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Just announced that they have purchased qik.

Also announced group video calls that let up to ten people talk at a time.

Also adding more companies such as Visio and Sony into the live innovation. Panasonic is also  adding Skype technology blueray players.

All exciting news for Skype users!

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Dan Cohen
Having a father who was heavily involved in early laser and fiber-optical research, Dan grew up surrounded by technology and gadgets. Dan’s father brought home one of the very first video games when he was young and Dan remembers seeing a “pre-release” touchtone phone. (When he asked his father what the “#” and “*” buttons were his dad said, “Some day, far in the future, we’ll have some use for them.”) Technology seemed to be in Dan’s blood but at some point he took a different path and ended up in the clergy. His passion for technology and gadgets never left him. Dan is married to Raina Goldberg who is also an avid user of Apple products. They live in New Jersey with their golden doodle Nava.