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An amalgamation of content: the aim not to politicise, but exercise. I'll think aloud about politics, technology, current news, as well as being a gay boy and what that really entails.

Tuesday, November 16, 2004

Skype's numbers blow me away

I've been using the VoIP software on Mac and PC for a couple months now and have found it to be a fantastic boon - one of the few really concrete examples of how the internet is changing lives and business practices in the world today. Whilst reading an article in The Register I was pleasantly alarmed by the numbers the company is claiming:
"Skype claims 14m registered users and an extra 100,000 sign up for services each day. Its first task in China will be to increase users. Tom and Skype began working together last month when they launched a co-branded instant messenger service."

WOW! 100,000 a day. That is quite something - and no wonder the manufacturers are now screaming to make products to be officially endorsed by the software - that's quite some user base if everyone (realistically) has to have headset with microphone...