According to an insider, Skype may be looking to pick up Qik and add them into their fold soon. Qik’s name became popular more recently with the introduction of video calls on mobile phones, and Skype’s rumored purchase of the unit would lead some to believe that Skype is trying to stay ahead of the pack when it comes to that particular feature. According to the report, the deal would be somewhere in the park of $100 million.
Furthermore, it looks like Skype is trying to wrap up the deal as quickly as possible. The company is said to be wrapping it up by the end of the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. With Qik’s ability to livestream, and Skype’s strength in video calls, it’s not too hard to imagine that Skype would want to go through with this purchase. The details and motivations of the deal weren’t discussed.
[via Business Insider]