Skype to Acquire GroupMe Mobile Group Messaging Service Provider

leftSkype has announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire GroupMe, a provider of mobile group messaging services that helps users stay in touch and make decisions.

GroupMe Logo The acquisition of GroupMe complements Skype’s leadership in voice and video communications by providing best-in-class text-based communication and innovative features that enable users to connect, share locations and photos and make plans with their closest contacts. Skype and GroupMe have a shared vision of creating applications and experiences that are the daily communications choice for a billion people.

Skype CEO Tony Bates said:

“The GroupMe team has created an incredibly sticky group messaging experience that works across mobile devices and platforms, making this a perfect addition to the voice, video and text products in the Skype family.”

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