Skype Buys Mobile Video Company Qik

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Skype has announced that it will acquire mobile video company Qik, a Redwood City-based provider of software allowing mobile users to capture and share video. Describing the companies as sharing “a common purpose of enriching communications with video,” the purchase will give Skype control of Qik’s Smart Streaming technology to optimize video across wireless networks.

The sale is expected to close this month.

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