Skype will fire 30 employees in London and Estonia, Om Malik reports. Skype, a subsidiary of eBay, has not yet confirmed the news. The 30 headed for the door will join Skype cofounder Niklas Zennstrom, who in October resigned as Skype CEO as eBay took a $1.4 billion asset-impairment charge on the company it purchased for $2.5 billion in 2005.
The move effectively put Skype on the sale rack, stirring up rumors that companies such as Google and News Corp. would soon offer bids. Of course, if anybody is interested in purchasing Skype, it doesn't look like the price will go up anytime soon.