In 2003, Swedish businessman Niklas Zennstrm sent out an email message to his friends, asking them to take a look at a new Web site called Skype.com. With that message, he launched one of the most popular Internet services of the early twenty-first century. Skype revolutionized the way that people communicated by offering free and low-cost phone calls to anywhere in the world through the Internet. In the years since Zennstrm sent that e-mail message, more than six hundred million people worldwide have become Skype users. This informational text is aligned to content areas in social science and technology, providing readers with a compelling look at the technological world of Internet start-ups and Zennstrm's cutting-edge business savvy. The insightful narrative includes sidebars on some of the company's innovations, a biographical fact sheet on Zennstrm, and a fact sheet that profiles the company's achievements. A timeline provides students with a succinct overview of Zenntrm's life and Skype's history.Skype users could take advantage of these wireless hotspots to make calls. Personalize ... cameras can make free video calls to other Skype users, and photo-sharing applications have been added for iPhone and iPad users. PLACING Aanbsp;...
|Title||:||Niklas ZennstrM and Skype|
|Publisher||:||The Rosen Publishing Group - 2013-07-15|