The number of people downloading and using Skype is growing at an incredible rate of 380,000 users a day - or 138,700,000 users a year.
Skype recently hit the milestone of having 15 million concurrent users, while claiming an amazing 405 million registered Skype users worldwide. An impressive user-base which is apparently growing by 380,000 every day.
Skype 4.0 praised
Skype 4.0 is described by the eBay-owned VoIP specialist as 'the most exciting and fundamental change to Skype's software in the company's history'.
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There have been rumours circulating recently that eBay may look to offload Skype in order to generate some much-needed cash, although nobody has been able to qualify or corroborate these rumours.
Bucking the tech industry trend, Skype continues to turn a profit, with 2.6 billion 'SkypeOut minutes' bought by users in the fourth quarter of the last financial year – a revenue stream the company claims is growing by 61 per cent quarterly.
TeleGeography Research reports that Skype accounted for eight per cent of all international calling minutes in 2008.