Skype has launched its newest version for MS Windows, Skype 4.0 for Windows. The upgrade offers improved features including full-screen video calling, improved call quality, and improved ease of use. “This is just the latest example of how Skype is continuing to innovate and improve its software to deliver an even better voice and video calling experience,” says Mike Bartlett, Skype director of product strategy in a company statement.
Skype claims 405 million registered users globally for its free VoIP service and generates revenue through premium services like its PSTN interconnection service and some business applications. It’s debatable whether their revenue justifies their hype, considering their parent, eBay, is rumored to be shopping them around. To be fair, Skype’s revenue disappointments are probably more driven by eBay’s inflated $2.6 billion purchase price (no matter how long ago it was) than their current financial performance.