Executive Josh Silverman Moves to Skype as New CEO

by admin February 26, 2008 at 6:19 pm

eBay may be reeling from its seller’s strike, but Skype is doing the executive office shuffle. Last October, Skype co-founder Niklas Zennstrom resigned from his position as CEO, leaving Michael van Swaaij to take his place as interim CEO.

At the time, eBay and Skype were caught up in a flurry of speculation and disappointment concerning the high price eBay paid for the Skype acquisition, and still dealing with a series of Skype outages. Zennstrom’s departure only made matters worse, especially given the timing, which seemed rather premature as Skype had yet to be integrated into eBay’s online properties.

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