Microsoft shut down Skype office in London, put 400 jobs in risk

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Microsoft shut down Skype office in London, put 400 jobs in risk

Skype founded in London in 2003, becoming the world most widely used communications software widely. In 2011, Microsoft’s had acquisition Skype for $8.5 billion and after 5 years of running this company, Microsoft has officially announced the closure of its London office.

Based on the strategy from Microsoft released in August, the annual financial report stated that they will lay off 2,850 people in the fourth quarter of this year, and close Skype’s London office, is one of them cuts project.

Skype will still maintain offices throughout the world, including in Redmond, Palo Alto, Vancouver, and several locations in Europe.

But the layoffs still indicate a shift in priorities, with anonymous former employees telling the Times that Microsoft has increasingly been taking control of Skype, replacing Skype’s employees with its own.

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