Skype Down: Global Economy Slowly Grinding to a Halt


This is bogus. I depend on Skype, and it appears that there is a problem logging into Skype. The Skype blog blames it on a “Peer to Peer networking problem”, but this is a lame excuse. I’ll bet some jerk rebooted the wrong database machine at the wrong time, or there’s some seriously challenged production network design that decided to croak. Either way, this is going to be a deal killer for Skype, they were already showing trouble in Q2 growth.