How many Skype users are there?

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Skype is an old brand by tech standards. The company was founded in 2003, a year before Facebook, and has gone through several owners while collecting a loyal user core. It also held a firm place in the technology-cultural zeitgeist as a means of keeping distant relatives in touch. In the fourth quarter of 2010, it had an average of 145 million monthly connected users, and Microsoft purchased it from a private investor group for $ 8.6 billion in 2011. Microsoft engineer wrote that Skype had reached “four billion total users, more than 300 million monthly active users, and more

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