<!--Please DO NOT move the article to Microsoft Skype Division until Skype Limited is actually Microsoft Skype Division. And don't suggest Skype has already been acquired by Microsoft until the deal has actually been completed. I.E. Don't make changes until what you are writing is true. -->Skype Communications, S.à r.l., or Skype Limited, is an Luxembourg-based company that develops and operates the VoIP softwareSkype. It has its headquarters in Luxembourg City, Luxembourg.
Skype was released as a simple computer-to-computer, or computer-to-telephone program. Support for paid services such as SkypeOut, SkypeIn, and voice mail allows the company to generate its revenue as well as making local and international telephone calls easier to perform via the user's computer, sometimes cheaper than other companies' rates for similar services.