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Angel.com and Skype Partner

Angel.com entered a new strategic alliance with Skype™.>
Posted May 2, 2006
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MCLEAN, Va. - Angel.com, a division of MicroStrategy® Incorporated (Nasdaq: MSTR - News), entered a new strategic alliance with Skype™, the global Internet communications company.

The alliance will provide Skype users worldwide with access to Angel.com to create and manage speech-enabled IVR applications. For example, business owners who rely on Skype for Internet calling can now add speech-enabled automation services to manage tasks such as customer service inquiries and frequently asked questions or add communications capabilities to their existing commerce Web sites. Angel.com's Site Builder toolkit also allows Skype users to create new, revenue-generating services, such as help lines for professionals with expertise in a specific topic or industry.

Angel.com has become one of Skype's official platform partners. Skype will promote Angel.com to users as a trusted provider of voice services and development resources.

To encourage Skype users to get started with Angel.com, the companies are currently offering a program that provides guidance and assistance throughout the application-building process. Business owners and individuals who would like to roll out a new application will receive, at no charge, access to Site Builder, support from an Angel.com representative, a new toll-free number, and promotion of approved voice services to the Skype and Angel.com user communities.

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