Founded at the Techcrunch Disrupt Hackathon in 2010, group messaging app GroupMe was just acquired by VoIP giant Skype. GroupMe, headquartered in New York, joins Qik as an acquired company Skype homes will bolster it’s mobile communication experience. After being spun off by eBay, Skype is now in the process of being acquired itself by Microsoft depending on European regulator findings.
“Through the acquisition of GroupMe, Skype continues its drive to provide a global multi-modal and multi-platform communications experience. The acquisition of GroupMe complements Skype’s leadership in voice and video communications by providing best in class text-based communications and innovative features that enable users to connect, share locations and photos and make plans with their closest ties.”