We received great news this week and wanted to share our enthusiasm with all of you.
The excitement began when we received news that Skype was a finalist in the “Communications Technology” category in the 2011 World Technology Awards, an annual awards show presented to outstanding innovators in various sectors of the global technology industry. With awards categories ranging from energy, biotechnology, the arts, finance, environment, health and medicine, communications, space, policy, and law, Skype was honored to be among the many technology companies and individuals who have made significant long-term contributions to society.
The thrill of being a finalist was topped when we learned that Skype had won the “Communications Technology” award for our innovation with video calling – ranging from enabling classrooms in hundreds of countries worldwide to connect and learn to making Skype available to aid workers in refugee camps around the world and from allowing a new mother to share her joy with far away family members to making it possible for a traveling parent to read their child a bedtime story.
We also learned this week that Skype won three awards (Skype for iPad, Skype for Android, Skype in the classroom) at The Lovie Awards, the only pan-European award that honors content created for the internet, such as Web sites, mobile apps, Internet video and online advertising. Thank you to The International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences (IADAS) who selected Skype for these honors.
With these acknowledgments from the tech community and beyond, we wanted to take a moment and thank you, our millions of users around the world, for allowing Skype to help you communicate with those who matter most to you every day.