A third major shift in ownership in Skype is confirmed as the company is about to become a division of Microsoft.
Skype, a symbol of the “flat-word” approach have taken a serious market share from old-tech phone companies. Microsoft, the symbol of monopolistic market thinking, will have a tough job convincing the millions of Skype users that they have any user value to add in this deal.
This will be a bumpy ride for Microsoft, as the news will shake up the incredibly large user base of Skype. Hopefully, Microsoft will follow the advice in this article in FastCompany.
The uninstall icon was soon out, end expresses the consumer fear for anything Microsoft.
Anders, frequent Skype user in Gjøvik, Norway