GroupM has acquired Skype , a company offering a messaging service for iPhone, Android , Blackberry and WP7 ban. The app is designed to communicate within groups.Users can initiate conference call with others and share photos themselves.According AllThingsD is approximately $ 85 million for GroupM been laid on the table.Skype is about to be acquired by Microsoft (the acquisition is not yet fully completed), but the talks with GroupM would have occurre
d prior to the negotiations with Microsoft.
Skype would like to use the service to a stronger position in the market for social networking, especially in mobile field. GroupM will initially remain normal. Only later to see whether there is integration of Skype services in GroupM possible.
"Group Messaging in general is one of the major markets for Skype," Skype CEO said in a conversation with Michael Arrington of Techcrunch. "GroupM immediately creates a stickyfeeling. Like Skype, it is a daily interactive form of communication. Skype's goal is to get 1 billion users. Mobile is the way to pick up. "
GroupM was one year ago during a Hackathon in New York and was founded by Jared Hecht and Steve Martocci. A few months after the establishment of the creators took a $ 850,000 investment in money and early this year followed by a further $ 10.6 million. Download the app is still just possible.