“Voice Over IP(VoIP) and chat service Skype has crashed throughout the world and continues to crash on login, leading many to suspect that its recent acquisition by Microsoft is a definite disaster,” Dean Wilson reports for The Inquirer.
“The service began to crash around 12:15pm UK time, kicking people offline and freezing when they tried to log back in again. Other users who remained online had difficulties making calls. Restarting your PC or reinstalling Skype has no effect, as the problem is clearly on Skype’s end,” Wilson reports. “It’s just over two weeks since Microsoft bought Skype for $8.5bn, much to the dismay of many of its users. While it’s unlikely that Microsoft would make any deliberate changes that would cause instability in its new VoIP subsidiary, the seemingly coincidental timing of this massive outage has led to rampant speculation about what it could be up to.”
Wilson reports, “A number of people instantly began slating Microsoft over the crash, suggesting that it was working on things behind the scenes to make the service as crash-prone as Windows itself.”
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MacDailyNews Take: We’re sure that Microsoft is working hard to bring Skype in line with the company’s standards of quality and reliability.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Fred Mertz” for the heads up.]
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