Microsoft will no longer develop Skype in Russia




Microsoft removes Russian office design service Skype, located Zelenograd. Part developers converted to office in Prague. This was reported by ” Vedomosti “, with reference to the press service of Microsoft, which in May 2011 acquired Skype for $ 8.5 billion.


Microsoft spokesman Alexander Parisheva explained that Zelenogradskoe department was not fully represented Skype in Russia. In it working group of programmers who work on improving the product services. Now, the company intends to enlarge the development centers. Now the communication between them is difficult, for example, because of the time zones.

In Zelenograd over Skype works about a hundred people. One third of them agreed to move to Prague, other severance pay comparable to salaries for six months. According to the IT-sphere, Russia has not developed key products Skype, so keep an office and staff are no technological or economic sense.

Moving programmers policy explains Microsoft to cut costs, said the source. This opinion is shared preboards of Spirit Andrew Sviridenko. Company closes Zelenograd office because of logistical complexity and uselessness, sure Sviridenko. Key products, this command is developed and got Microsoft to purchase Skype.

Microsoft acquired Skype in 2011 for 8.5 billion dollars. A few of the earlier Russian company bought Skype Qik, dealing with applications for creating mobile video messaging. Its employees formed the basis of the team Skype in Zelenograd.

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