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Skype Launches Voice Services Program
Posted on 8-Sep-2005 23:31 | Tags Filed under: News



The Skype Voice Services Program developed in partnership with companies such as Tellme Networks enables content providers, large or small, to become a part of Skype's new marketplace for either free or chargeable voice services. Content providers will join Skype's ecosystem of more than 400 Skype developers worldwide who are already offering hardware and software products to Skype's 53 million members.

Examples of voice services Skype callers could benefit from include live traffic reports, horoscope of the day, language learning tools, or international delivery tracking systems, available for free or for a charge to the caller.

Tellme Networks, the company bringing Internet services to the telephone, is a key partner for Skype's new program alongside Voxpilot and Voxeo. These partners will work with Skype to provide platforms and development resources with which content providers can build and charge for innovative voice services.

"Internet standards are opening the traditionally closed phone network. With the adoption of VoIP for transport and VoiceXML as the application language, now anyone, anywhere can build creative new services for the phone," said Mike McCue, Tellme CEO and Co-founder. "By partnering with Skype, we believe this community will begin to set the standard for the way people build, buy and deliver phone services globally."

Skype callers will pay for chargeable voice services from their Skype Credit account with a percentage of the fee going to the content provider who created the service. Content providers' voice services will be reviewed and the most popular will be deployed and listed on the Skype website. Details about how to submit applications and the fee structure will be announced later this month.

The revenue is split between Skype (30%), the platform provider and the content provider. Free services are charged to the content provider, while paid services are debited from the user's Skype account.


More information: http://www.skype.com/partners/voice...

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