Skype Crashes Two Weeks After Microsoft Buys it For $8.5 Billion

Talk about your rough roll-outs.

It was only two weeks ago that Microsoft announced it would be spending $8.5 billion to buy Internet phone thingamajig Skype.

Now today, this:

Some of you may have problems signing in to Skype and making calls. We're investigating and hope to have more details to share soon.less than a minute ago via CoTweet Favorite Retweet Reply

Endgadget reports:

There's a pretty widespread outage of Skype going on right this minute, judging by the explosion of tweets relating to it. It's not universal, as we've been able to log in and use the internet communicator for both text and video chat, but something's definitely gone wrong. So far, we've noticed our OS X machines are ticking along just fine, but our Windows computers are not. Importantly, we had to upgrade one of our Windows desktops to "break" Skype, which indicates it could be a fault contained in the latest version, but then again, it could have simply been just a case of terrible timing. The iPhone and Android apps look to be unaffected, but is down and out. Skype is on the case right now and will have more details for us "soon."

A fix for the problem has been found by Skype and it requires about 12 steps to complete.

Needless to say, Steve Ballmer is probably pissed that he didn't opt for the platinum customer service plan when he bought this hunk of junk.

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