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Skype will turn off paid WiFi hotspots

via:博客园     time:2017/2/28 17:30:22     readed:675

Microsoft'sSkypeToday announced that it will retire in March after the end of March "Skype WiFi service on a global scale. Skype WiFi is a service launched in 2009, initially namedSkype Access, This service allows users to use Skype points to log inTwo million worldwide WiFi hotspots, Eliminating the need to enter the credit card and currency conversion problems, but also a large margin of the offer.Microsoft acquired Skype in 2011, After this service on theRenamed Skype WiFiUntil today.

In the mobile network, free hot developed today, nearly 10 years ago, Skype WiFi is indeed out of date, this is Microsoft's determination to cut off the service reasons. Microsoft said Skype will focus on the core business in the future. In the past few years, the Skype team continues to communicate their functionsDepth integration into Microsoft services, Join the chat robot support, and introduced some new products, such asSkype for Business, And the standard Slack's "Skype Team" (officially named Microsoft Teams).

Nevertheless, Microsoft's internal digestion of Skype did not stop, in September last year,Microsoft closed the Skype office in London, Nearly 400 employees were affected, the London office before the acquisition is Skype's headquarters and development base camp. 2015, Microsoft evenDeveloped a similar product to Skype WiFiCalled itMicrosoft WiFiThe

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