Winner of
Nominated In
Janus Friis,
Niklas Zennström

Skype is an service that provides video chat and voice call services. Users may exchange digital documents, such as images, text, video and many others, and may transmit both text and video messages. Skype allows the creation of video conference calls.

The jury says
Skype has revolutionised the way we communicate, pure and simple. Not only has it meant an end to large telephone bills, it has changed the world of communication and has become a communications icon and staple service practically all over the planet. In addition, it is uniquely humanistic in that it literally connects human to human.

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