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Microsoft Closes On Skype Purchase And Shows Some Crazy Skype Stats

So Microsoft and Skype have made it official. There are a few countries that still require regulatory approval and as to those limited countries the deal is open but on the whole the deal is done. That means integration can move ahead full speed. In fact, the first thing they did was update Skype to remove a Google toolbar bundle. Nice. Hopefully the WP7 Skype apps is released soon as well.

But along with the release is this chart of stats. Staggering stuff. There are 300m minutes of Skype video per day for example and in one minute there’s 48 hours of YouTube video uploaded and 6 months of video Skype calls.