Microsoft doesn’t even own Skype yet, but it is already taking blame for an outage that impacted some users of the Internet phone service this morning. Snarky comments filled up Twitter, with many turning their rage toward the Redmond software giant.
“Seems like #skype crash is global. Now you know it’s a #Microsoft product,” wrote one. Another wrote: “#Microsoft takes over #skype ..result #troubles … hmm.” And a third offered this snarky comment: “ok when will Skype be fixed, Microsoft buys it and they break it…….SIGH.”
Meanwhile, Paul Hayes at Thinq writes that Microsoft’s “death grip” is suspected in the outage.
The outage is impacting people using Skype on Windows, and Skype today issued a statement offering a fix of the problem.
Obviously, there’s a bit of a problem with this sideline analysis since Microsoft doesn’t yet own Skype, and is not involved in its day-to-day operations. But Microsoft haters aren’t letting that factoid get in the way.
The Tweetstream has been fierce. @lax0205 just eloquently wrote: “skype sucks after that microsoft take over !!!”
For what it is worth, Microsoft said that it hopes to close its $8.5 billion acquisition of Skype some time later this year.
Previously on GeekWire: “Poll: Is Microsoft’s Skype acquisition a smart move?”