Skype hit trouble yesterday as some users across the world found they had trouble logging on to the service.
Immediate finger pointing began as Microsoft has only just acquired Skype a couple of weeks back. Many (some admittedly joking) observed that perhaps MS was already messing around behind the scenes…
Of course, regulatory approval of the deal hasn’t actually gone through yet, so Skype and Microsoft are still running as separate businesses currently.
Skype announced that the problem, which predominantly affected Windows users but also Mac and Linux Skypers, was caused by a corruption occurring that hit a “small percentage” of accounts.
Later on yesterday, an update for Skype on Windows was released to solve the issue. A curing update for the application on the Mac is expected to arrive at some point today.
Meanwhile, if you’re suffering and can’t wait, manual instructions for solving the issue are provided here.
Microsoft paid a whopping $8.5 billion for Skype in what was seen as a highly surprising or even desperate looking move by the company, which is struggling to stay relevant in the mobile arena by chucking huge wedges of cash at it (the Nokia deal being another case in point).