Do you Skype?
According to an article on TNW’s website, Skype’s online user base reached 27 million today. Courtney Boyd Myers reports that yesterday’s high was 26 million, and Skype reports an average of 124 million users per month.
All this activity can likely be attributed to all of the media attention Skype has been getting. In 2011 alone, they purchased mobile-savvy video streaming service Qik for a rumored $100-$150 million. Then they announced a partnership with Panasonic and Sony to introduce Skype-enabled Blu-ray Players. They also launched group video calling for consumers and enterprises, allowing people to see each other more, no matter where they are. And lastly, a partnership with Verizon: Skype mobile with video will soon be available on the Verizon 4G LTE Mobile Broadband Network. That means Skype will come ready on all new Verizon LTE smartphones, out of the box in 2011.
Read more here: http://thenextweb.com/apps/2011/01/10/skype-signs-up-over-1-million-users-in-one-day/