Online telecommunications company Skype has clocked up 100 billion minutes worth of free Skype-to-Skype call, iTWire reports.
Skype provides telephony services via the internet, allowing free calls between Skype users and low cost calls by Skype users to conventional phones.
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Predictions have varied about Skype’s prospects since it was founded in 2003, with some forecasting the imminent demise of traditional telephony and others seeing it as little more than a flash in the pan.
But having passed the 100 billion minute mark, not to mention 276 million registered users, it’s probably safe to say that Skype has at least carved a niche for itself in the communication sector.
Skype’s Villu Arak doesn’t seem to quite know what to make of the whole thing. “This figure is so mind-numbingly large that it’s nigh impossible to wrap my head around it,” he says.