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Acquired byQualcomm Innovation Center
Date10/2010

General Information

Websiteiskoot.com
CategoryMobile/Wireless
Employees
Founded4/2005
DescriptionMobile VOIP service

Offices

Cambridge, USA
iSkoot HQ
501 2nd Street
Suite 216
San Francisco, CA, 94107
USA

People

CEO
President and Chief Operations Officer
VP of Business Development
VP of Finance and Operations
SVP Global Carrier Business

Acquisitions

Social.im, 9/2008
Mogad, 9/2008

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iSkoot

iSkoot extends the reach of PC Calling by allowing users to make and receive PC Calls using only their regular cell phones.

With iSkoot, a mobile phone user gets the power of PC Calling as part of their normal communications capabilities. iSkoot eliminates the need for special hardware, headsets, microphones, broadband connections, USB phones and even PCs, and consumers don’t have to go looking for a WiFi hot spot.

iSkoot has an extended partnership with Skype. This follows iSkoot’s successful collaboration with Skype and mobile operator 3 for the global launch of the 3 Skypephone, the first ever mass-market Skypeâ„¢-enabled mobile handset.

iSkoot offers Skype-branded mobile software to mobile network operators in Argentina, Greece, Israel, Norway, South Africa, Switzerland and Turkey. These products deliver mobile Skype voice functionality based on circuit switch-to-VoIP technology. iSkoot delivers an end-to-end client/server/gateway solution that leverages the ubiquitous circuit switching infrastructure of the traditional voice network.

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iSkoot

Websiteiskoot.com
Blogiskoot.com/iskootblog
Launch DateFebruary 1, 2006
Tags skype-voip-presence-messaging-mobile

San Francisco-based iSkoot brings leading internet services like Skype to mobile handsets around the world, delivering rich consumer experiences with minimal impact on operator networks.

iSkoot launched the first and only carrier-grade, carrier-deployed Skype-for-Mobile application in 2006, and now powers the Mobile World Congress award-winning 3 Skypephone currently sold in eight countries on three continents.

iSkoot takes advantage of the voice-optimized circuit-switched network for delivery of voice communications, in keeping with its mission to engineer elegant and operator-friendly solutions to the challenge of bringing resource-intensive internet services to mobile handsets.

iSkoot screenshot
Above: iSkoot Home
Uploaded: 10/10/08

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Sources

  1. Qualcomm Buys iSkoot To Upgrade Flip Phones (fis.dowjones.com) [edit]
  2. Mobile VoIP Startup iSkoot Buys Social.im (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  3. TechCrunch (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  4. iskoot press release (iskoot.com) [edit]
  5. iskoot press release (iskoot.com) [edit]
  6. TechCrunch (techcrunch.com) [edit]
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