Skype Introduces API

Skype strikes again. They have introduced an API for developers that will allow software and web sites to offer integrated Skype functionality (free long distance calling to other Skype users). It’s free for non-commercial applications; there will be some licensing fees for commercial uses.

Skype has had 33 million downloads and has served 2.4 billion minutes of free voice calls so far. Momentum is gaining. Allowing other developers to integrate this tool into games, web sites, call centers, etc, will greatly increase the Skype footprint.

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