>Skype acquiring mobile video expert Qik

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Skype, a powerhouse in the area of voice and video chat over the Net, said today it’s acquiring Qik, a mobile video specialist.
The move stands to expand what Skype can mobile phones. Today it’s got apps for voice chat, but Qik brings video to the party with applications that run today on Android, iPhone, Symbian, Blackberry, and Windows Mobile.
“Together, Skype and Qik will focus on providing a richer, more integrated experience that will allow people globally to share experiences in real-time video across different platforms, as well as store those moments so they can be viewed anytime later,” Skype said in a statement. (Click here for a post on the announcement from CES.)
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