Nimbuzz Was Asked To Have Skype Removed From Mobile App

Posted Oct 25, 2010

Skype asked Nimbuzz to remove support for all Skype services starting October 31st. Nimbuzz created a mobile application that can access multiple VoIP services such as MSN, Google Talk, Skype, and ICQ. Nimbuzz has about 30 million users and clocked about 3.5 billion mobile VoIP minutes. Skype plans to disconnect all third party VoIP services in anticipation of their IPO.

However Skype said that Nimbuzz was using their software in a breach of API Terms of Use and End User License Agreement. Fring, another VoIP chat service had to temporarily block Skype from their service due to a network overload. But when they wanted to reconnect Skype to their service, they were denied.

Nimbuzz is based in The Netherlands and they have raised $25 million in funding. Nimbuzz currently has about 100 employees.