Skype Founder: Microsoft Has Huge Opportunity

Skype still has room to grow says founder Niklas Zennstrom, and hopes that Microsoft will take advantage of the opportunity.

Skype founder Niklas Zennstrom admitted that Skype's full potential hasn't been realized yet – there is a lot more work to do on the core technology to improve quality of video calls as it is. But he's also confident that the overall Skype experience will improve as the capabilities of networks and smartphones also improves.

During an interview at the e-G8 forum in Paris, Zennstrom indicated that Microsoft needed to capitalize on its (insane) $8.5 billion acquisition of Skype by expanding into mobile and improving video call quality. "I think that Microsoft has a huge opportunity to integrate it into a lot of their different services," he said.

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Uncharted3Goty2552d ago

he has a point there is still alot that skype can do to improve and Xbox 360 using it is a great thing for both Micosoft and Skype also bringing it to other devices phones Different consoles maybe would also be a great thing as well.

gamingdroid2552d ago

Not only Xbox 360, but throughout most of MS products. They could bundle it standard with Windows 8. An actual add-on people would use!

However, they might get sued for providing something free to consumers again!!!

RankFTW2552d ago

"I think that Microsoft has a huge opportunity to integrate it into a lot of their different services," He said sitting atop his throne inside his castle made entirely from $1000 notes.

user8586212552d ago

should be expecting some skype/xbox news at e3 :)

SuperLupe2552d ago

Nah too early, they still need months to properly integrate it with a service like Live. R&D must be going full throttle as we speak.

Uncharted3Goty2552d ago

no matter what they do with it i am sure Micosoft will make sure that it will be a great hit with them on there system just like Party chat it maybe as popular as it on the 360 either way it will great for it to be on the system.

TheBeast2552d ago

Let's hope it wont' be wasted >.>

Dannehkins2552d ago

Well regardless, it didn't take them long to slap an advertisement out.

Nes_Daze2552d ago

This pretty much guarantees that we'll see Skype on the xbox360, just a matter of when. Hopefully it'll debut on other consoles, gotta spread the love.

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