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Skype launches premium enterprise features

A new business version of Skype for Windows is now available with Group Video Calling.

The new feature will set you back around NZ$11.80 per user per month, though discounts are available for those who sign up for a 3 or 12-month subscription.

“With Group Video Calling, we can offer business people an easy way to stay connected and collaborate face-to-face with multiple colleagues, partners or customers around the world,” said David Gurlé, General Manager and Vice President of Skype’s Enterprise business unit.

“The Business version of Skype is great for live meetings and it offers a compelling low-cost option compared to competing solutions that are often complicated, costly or difficult to deploy.”

In other Skype news, the firm recently made moves to acquire Qik, a provider of mobile video software and services that lets users capture, instantly share and preserve great moments on video from anywhere.

Qik has 60 employees, and is headquartered in Redwood City, California and has an office in Moscow, Russia. The transaction is expected to close this month.