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Skype brings movie clips to instant messaging service

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The company also announced partnership with Indian studios – Yash Raj Films and ErosNow – to develop custom Mojis for users

Skype users will now be able to send receive short clips of popular movies to communicate with the video calling service from Microsoft rolling out ‘Mojis’ in India. The company also announced partnership with Indian studios – Yash Raj Films and ErosNow – to develop custom Mojis for users in India.

“Sometimes words are not enough, a popular film dialogue often fills in. Using Bollywood specific Mojis, Skype users can now express themselves better using the short clips from popular movies and TV shows like Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge, Ra one, Dhoom 2 and 3, Tanu Weds Manu Returns and Devdas,” Skype Corporate Vice President Gurdeep Singh Pall said.

Replying to a question on net neutrality, Mr. Pall said Skype is a “big believer” in net neutrality.

“That’s been our stated point of view globally and we believe that in the end net neutrality serves the interest of consumers and we will continue to push for that position,” he said, adding, “It is about every citizen having affordable access. Any climate which allows that to be created we are always pushing for.”

India, which has the second highest number of Internet users globally, is also among the top 5 markets for Skype, both in terms of user base as well as usage. He, however, did not share the exact number of users in India.

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