Beyond that, though, the firing of Dean (head of consumer market business development), Gurle (Skype for Business), Shaw (who developed Skype's relationships with mobile operators), Albert (head of advertising in the Americas) and Bewsher (chief marketing officer) has to make you wonder about the future of Skype in the hands of Microsoft.
The software giant says it intends to hook Skype into several of its existing products, including Outlook email, smartphones (presumably WP7) and Xbox. But what about Skype's core business, offering free Internet voice and video service to consumers?
As one of Skype's 170 million users, I'm not optimistic. Nor should you be.