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Microsoft's 'Skype Qik' Takes On Mobile Video Messaging
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Kristin Burnham
Kristin Burnham,
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10/20/2014 | 10:34:54 AM
Re: Late to the party
@Whoopty I agree with you. Plus, video-anything is far more intrusive a medium than something like texting. If I'm out and about and trying to make plans with friends, I'd much rather text them than upload and listen to videos in public. 
User Rank: Ninja
10/16/2014 | 8:20:57 AM
Late to the party
This feels such a late in the game development at this point. I mean these sorts of video messaging apps have been around for years and years. Skype was ahead of the video call game for years and it's never quite captured the public's attention like SnapChat, Vine or any of the others. 

I wish it all the best, but i don't see why anyone woould use it over what is already out there. 
User Rank: Ninja
10/15/2014 | 6:18:23 PM
"Skype Qik was born out of the mobile video streaming website Qik, which Skype acquired in 2011 for $150 million"

I hope that Skype Qik does well. It better be, after paying that much money for Qik.

User Rank: Ninja
10/14/2014 | 6:08:34 PM
Skype Mobile
I think that Skype mobile, at least on Android, is awful. It doesn't properly notify when messages come in, which means I have to constantly check it and refresh to see the latest and greatest. 

This is not the ideal way for a mobile messaging platform to work, and I suspect this has something to do with the fact that Skype began as a desktop app and not a mobile one. 

Here's hoping that Skype Qik takes the mobile Skype client and makes it something for today's mobile world. 

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