Skype failed: Microsoft is to blame

The origins

The team behind Skype was talented, to say the least. Janus Friis and Niklas Zennström founded the company in 2003. Estonian developers Ahti Heinla, Priit Kasesalu, and Jaan Tallin created the software.

Stability and growth

After rotating through CEOs, Josh Silverman ended up in charge, in February of 2008. Coming in from another section of eBay, his task was to douse the chaos inside the company, and he accomplished it. Perhaps, too well.

It’s the end of Skype as we know it

In 2016, Microsoft launched Teams, a unified communication and collaboration platform directed towards business.

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