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Microsoft Officially Welcomes Skype

Look who's talking. The rise of video calling around the world Once a futuristic dream, the internet has changed the face of video calling for millions of people around the world. See how Skype's helping friends and family stay in touch and how they're making the most of It. 300,000,000 MINUTES OF SKYPE VIDEO MINUTES A DAY* VIDEO CALLS BY DAY* CALL FROM AND TO TIMELINE OF VIDEO CALLING MULTIPLE PLATFORMS MON TUE 1936 First public videophone - Germany 1964 "Picturephone" - World's Fair - NYC 1984 First PC video application 1988 ISDN - Dlgital videoconferencing WED THU FRI 1994 First digital webcam 1996 First cordless videophone 2003 skype Is born 2011 skype comes to IPad SAT SUN VIDEO CALLS ACCOUNT FOR APPROX. AVERAGE CONNECTION SPEED* 2011 42% OF ALL SKYPE-TO-SKYPE MINUTES Broadband Plpe 2002 42% Remember the days before broadband? We've come 1999 Video Calls Mbps along way since then and It just keeps getting quicker. 58% Audlo Calls 2005 2008 #source: CNET HOURS OF VIDEO CALLS HOURS OF HOLLYWOOD MOVIES AVERAGE YEARS SPENT WATCHING MADE A YEAR MADE A YEAR TV IN A LIFETIME 1.8 O 9 YEARS 916 BILLION! #source: Internal Skype data - Sept '10 to Aug '11 #Based on MPAA data #source csunedu WHO ARE YOU CALLING? LOVED ONE? MUM? WORK? FRIENDS? HOME? SECRET LOVER? ALL THE TIME HOME COOKING FROM A REMOTE ISLAND NEVER ALONE MISSING IT ALREADY WHO, ME? BEST USES OF VIDEO CALLING TOTAL VIDEO TIME TRANSMITTED PER MINUTE ..... skype Watch your baby belng born? Remote marriagel YouTube 6 months of video calling transmited per minute* 48 hours of video - uploaded per minute* Long distance theatre? Skype In the classroom #based on YouTube published statistics skype Learn more at © 2011 Skype Limited "source based on Skype average figures for July 2011

Microsoft Officially Welcomes Skype

shared by rmmojado on Jan 24
Microsoft and Skype will remain focused on their shared goal of connecting all people across all devices and accelerating both companies’ efforts to transform real-time communications for consumers ...




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