The 2 billion minutes can be compared to the time enough to travel to the moon and back over 225 times thousand times, walk around the earth more than 800 times or travel to Mars more than 5400 times.
Skype wrote that the 2 billion minutes is a testament of its users who are making Skype the everyday communication hub that brings people together. This massive connection which is comparable to watch 1.6 Million movies is a testament to the hard work of our product teams who have enabled these great experiences.
The phasing out of Microsoft instant messaging service windows Live with an upgrade to Skype will contribute heavily to the growth of the service that exchanged hands from eBay to Microsoft. It was first purchased by eBay for $2.6 Billion in 2005, and then sold for $2.75 in 2009 to an investor group lead by Silver Lake. The company was later purchased by Microsoft for $8 Billion in cash on May 2011.
The service at last got its home with such huge growth and activity on daily basis positions Microsoft on the same path like facebook and other social networks in the stiff messaging services sector.
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