Microsoft to lay-off Skype employees in London
Microsoft is heading to shut its London office of Skype and to lay-off as many as 400 people employed there, a media report here said. Skype will still maintain offices throughout the world, including in Redmond, Palo Alto, Vancouver, and several locations in Europe.
These layoffs indicate a shift in priorities of the company. Many anonymous former employees were found telling media that Microsoft has increasingly been taking control of Skype, replacing Skype’s employees with its own.
Once upon a time Skype had its golden days when it was one of the first big voice chatting apps, but it’s increasingly come under threat from basically all sides.
WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger, among others, offer the same features and have enormous user bases. Meanwhile, business tools like Slack are beginning to build in the features, like video chatting, that people have traditionally gone to Skype for