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Skype Reaches 32 Million Simultaneous Users
Ever use Skype and see a huge number at the bottom of the window telling you how many people are online? Well, if you’ve ever noticed that number you’ll see it dangling near the 20 million users logged in mark. That number has hit a new milestone and Skype is announcing that a whopping 32 million people were simultaneously logged into the site recently.
This is great news and perhaps validation for Microsoft who acquired Skype last year for the hefty sum of $8.5 million. Clearly this acquisition has helped rather than hinder the Skype brand, and perhaps it is the reason that Skype is doing so well now. Skype’s head of social media, Jennifer Caukin, was very excited about the news. Caukin said of the milestone: “That’s quite a lot of people using Skype to build and maintain meaningful connections with friends, family and co-workers by making voice and video calls, instant messaging or sending files between computers, mobiles and even TVs. Of course, let’s not forget those of you who are calling phones and landline numbers around the world at great low-cost rates using Skype Credit.”
With plans to roll out Wi-Fi access in various locations and Skype’s on-going efforts to make the platform mobile friendly, the future looks bright.