Skype Outage Enters Day 2, Client Updated

Internet calling service Skype remained offline for most users Friday morning, as a major outage related to account sign-ins continued into its second day. Skype owner eBay's stock took a hit Thursday from the news, but Skype employees said the service was "on the road to recovery." Interestingly, Skype released a new version of its software Friday, despite the outage.

It's still not clear what exactly happened to cause the downtime, but more details will likely surface the problem is fully resolved. Skype did say that planned maintenance was not the cause, nor was an attack. "An encouraging number of users can now use Skype once again. We know we’re not out of the woods yet, but we are in better shape now than we were yesterday," said Skype's Villu Arak.

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