I’m a huge fan of Skype and so is the entire Phandroid team- we use it to communicate daily. I’m also a huge fan of QIK, a video streaming service that has made a lot of headlines in the Android world, allowing you to not only stream live video to the web from your Android phone but also provides video chat capabilities. If the rumor is true, Skype may have just purchased QIK for $100 million dollars.
In my mind, that would be an amazingly valuable strategic investment and probably a bargain. Of course I’m not financial analyst and even if I were, I’m not looking at any numbers, but QIK is definitely a company on the move and to acquire that technology and feature set, Skype stands to gain an awful lot.
This could have huge implications in the mobile world and really increase momentum towards streaming video from your mobile device and video chat from your phone as well. I’m excited, hope it’s true, and we’ll keep you posted if any official word comes out.