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Celebrating Skype's 10th Anniversary

First decade of daily conversations skype Skype brings people together – no matter where they are in the world. Here's a quick look at the people, places and behaviors Skype has influenced over the last decade. Q People Ed Gallagher Skype lets this visually impaired artist's friends guide him through everyday tasks, in addition to biking, hiking and sailing – something he skype skype demonstrated to the TODAY Show's Jenna Wolfe in 2008. Lady Gaga Skype helped Little Monsters experience the "Born This Way Ball" tour in new ways: from sharing their Oprah looks on the Blue Carpet to leaving After featuring Skype on her TV show, she proclaimed "Skype is changing Lady Gaga video messages. the way we do television." It's now part of the production toolbox of hundreds of news programs, dramas and comedies. How long did it take to reach 300 million connected users? Telephone 104 years Cell phone 25 years Skype 10 years Invented in 1876, by Alexander Graham Bell Invented in 1973, by Martin Cooper Founded in 2003, by Janus Friis & Niklas Zennström photo via Rico Shen on wikipedia CC BY-SA 3.0 photo via PICNIC Network on flickr CC BY-SA 2.0 300 200 100 1876 1920 1930 1940 1950 1960 1970 1980 1990 2000 2010 2020 In Millions Places Bottom of the sea Fabien Cousteau This November, Fabien Cousteau, grandson of the famed underwater explorer Jacques Cousteau, will call classrooms from his lab beneath the sea using Skype. photo via DJ Roller skype, Top of Mount Everest Daniel Hughes Earlier this year, mountain climber Daniel Hughes used Skype to call the BBC News from the top of the world. In delivery rooms Military families North and South Poles Many soldiers serving their country have been able to attend the births of Mark Wood their children using Skype. Explorer Mark Wood brings Skype to the far corners of the world. He famously made calls to classrooms from both poles. Behaviors skype Transforming global education opportunities TV stars Sean Lowe and Elisabeth Rohm take part in the Skype Read Aloud with children at St. Paul School in Princeton, NJ. GLAMOUR skype Work out anywhere Video dating Acing the interview Long distance relationships can now stand the test of time thanks to Skype. Exercise with your trainer even when Whether it's for a job, film audition or college you can't make it to the gym. admission, interviewing via Skype is now a regular occurrence across industries. photo via RetrofitMe.com Skype WiFi 2 million hotspots worldwide So, how many minutes did we talk on Skype over the last 10 years? More than 1.4 trillion minutes! That Skype call would've started 2.6 million years ago What will 10 more bring? photo via Flying Puffin on flickr CC BY-SA 2.0 Sources: http://www.corp.att.com/history/inventing.html | http://files.ctia.org/pdf/CTIA_Survey_Midyear_2009 Graphics.pdf http://www.telephonymuseum.com/History%201940-today.htm | http://www.encyclopedia.com/topic/Martin_Cooper.aspx | http://www.skype.com

Celebrating Skype's 10th Anniversary

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The ways Skype has transformed the way we are able to communicate with each other is numerous. Check out the infographic below presented by Skype blog to learn more about how the communication tool ha...

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