Tony Bates on Skype Becoming the Virtual Kitchen Table (Video)

Today at D10, Skype boss Tony Bates said that the integration of the two companies is going well, and that he’s busy coming up with ways to serve billions of monthly users. Here are the video highlights.


President, Skype Division

Born in the U.K., Bates taught himself code by reading programming manuals on his way to work as a network operator at the University of London. From there, he went on to write nine patents (in the area of Layer 2 and Layer 3 innovations), while working in telecommunications at Internet MCI and at Cisco. At Skype, he is in charge of strategy and mission for the Internet telephony giant.

Posts With Tony Bates

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