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Skype Goes Down, Millions of Voices Silenced

One of the largest providers of voice on the internet, Skype, today had its usually reliable service interrupted with an outage that left many silenced.

Those trying to make their holiday calls or even typed chats on Wednesday found it difficult, if not impossible to sign in to the service.

The official Skype blog explained what happened:

Earlier today, we noticed that the number of people online on Skype was falling, which wasn’t typical or expected, so we began to investigate.