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Skype has for long been renowned as a VoIP software that enables an execution of conversations from one location to another which may be millions of miles away physically. Now officially a Microsoft subsidiary, Skype is proud to be associated not only with domestic and corporate customer but also with teachers and students in the learning environment.
If you recently switched to Windows 8 its association with Skype as a built in client similar to the way Microsoft’s earlier Operating System versions used to be associated with Windows Live messenger must have been noticed by you. Skype is being used as a built in Application which is associated with the Microsoft account you associate with your very own personalized Windows 8. This domination of the Skype software lessened the surprise of the news that Microsoft was eventually and officially going to replace its very loyal Live Messenger with Skype.
We have had the very popular and cost effective Skype as a VoIP service provider giving services to call phones from a computer but the latest bang in the market has been blown up by Gmail! If you already are a Gmail account holder like most of us then this comes as a good news for you. Though Google launched this voice calling service two years back in August 2011, its recent decision not to cease it and to let it continue on till the end of the year 2013 has revoked a sense of happiness of commitment of the email service provider and its clients.
Very few of the current internet users would remember the times when only the very basic telephone systems were available for communications. For commercial purposes there were times when only the hardcore circuit switched telephone systems could be installed for communications” purposes causing much of a hustle bustle before they eventually came into existence. Then came the times of data being transmitted in the forms of packets over networking protocols. The most convenient and the most widespread of protocols became the internet protocol and the voice being transmitted over it began being termed as VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol). More >
Team Skype recently published an infographic on their official blog that shows some big figures related to Skype’s extra ordinary services. These large numbers (stats) included in the infographic are taken from the average daily data gathered during the month of July. “The figure that is most impressive is 700 million minutes of free Skype-to-Skype calls each day. To put it in perspective, 700 million is the equivalent of going around the earth 28,000 times in one day, if each minute represents a mile. Or 17,400 times if each minute is a kilometer.” states Jennifer Caukin, Head of Social Media at Skype. More details can be seen in an infographic shared after the break.
Skype hinted about it’s iPad application in December 2010, and just few hours back the company has finally released the much awaited Skype app for iPad.
Facebook, the biggest social network has finally revealed it’s new in-browser video calling facility, powered by Skype – that we told you about, in our previous post.
Soon you will be able to make video call with your online Facebook friends – because next week Facebook is launching a Skype-powered video chat facility that will be working inside browser.
It seems Skype is in deep love with Facebook. After becoming deeply integrated with Facebook previously, Skype has now added some more interesting and tempting Facebook features in its 5.5 beta version of Skype for Windows.
Mr know it all, Eldar Murtazin just tweeted a rumor which we simply couldn’t resist sharing it with you. According to the man behind Mobile Review, Google, which is currently busy with its Google I/O 2011 developer conference, will be shutting down Google Talk in favor of Skype.