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What has eBay done to Skype?

Wednesday, November 29, 2006

First came the news that Skype's senior executives were fleeing the company as fast as they could. What did they anticipate? Now thanks to Phil Wolff and Om Malik, we have some details on the latest drama, a new round of Skype firings:
About 40 of the 516 people working at Skype worldwide are affected, 26 of those shifting roles or locations and 14 who are leaving or who have yet to find another job at Skype or another eBay company.
What's the rationale behind this decision? It must be part of eBay's strategy to make Skype profitable. The "out with the old, in with the new" purge continues with Skype doubling its staff as the pre-eBay executives go.

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2 Comments:

At 11:34 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ebay is a breeding ground for frauds since i joined,and i must stress i do PAY EVERY SELLER I ENTER INTO CONTRACT WITH..I have been ripped off by four sellers who have cashed their cheques,AND GIVEN ME STRIKES!i have to disagree that ebay should be alleviated of all legal responsiblilities and duties of care,just because registration is free..They make money out of every country they have their internet site based on(headquaters etc,dont adhere to countrys requirements and laws),and take a percentage of the sale between buyer and seller,if they make profit from the populus they have legal responsibilites to adhere to as a result-its really that simple..but as we all know from the OJ simpson trial the law is only as good as its last liar!And the more hansome your legal team is the better-it can even overwirte calulated coldblooded murder!My point is ebay are alleviating themselves of any concievable legal duties and only bend to pressure in extraordinary circumstances-due to media pressures and whatnots!!Its basically a shambles!!I have emailed ebay on the issue of fraud and they have either (1)ignored the noise(2)automated response and (3)reffered me on to someone else..they have basically wasted my time and money and i think i will venture into my local shop and take my chances there.as its just less hassle and yes the bargains are good..ive seen some handbags sold for over 1000!!Fake items and shill bids,ive seen the lost and i think i will give ebay a skip!
Yours truly
THE VOICE OF REASON

 
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