Wednesday, July 02, 2008

[The Chosun Ilbo, June 17 2008] Skype to Work With Korean Tech Firms, Chief Says

At a press conference at COEX convention center in Samseong-dong, Seoul on Monday, Josh Silverman, CEO of Skype, called Korea a "wonderful market" for his company thanks to its high Internet penetration rate and sophisticated Internet users.

The world's leading Internet phone company boasts some 390 million subscribers worldwide, including 1.5 million in Korea. Its subscribers can make both domestic and overseas calls free of charge between themselves, and video telephony is also available.

Silverman also talked about his company's plans to work with Korean companies to develop a phone that can connect directly to the Internet without using a computer and applications that will enable Internet calling on mobile phones and personal media players.

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