Microsoft kjøper Skype. Dan Lyons frykter at Microsofts bedriftskultur kommer til å kvele det populære kommunikasjonsprogrammet:
[I]ntegration is where the problems are going to kick in. Internally, Microsoft has become a huge, bloated, bureaucratic, dysfunctional nightmare. When I think of those brilliant engineers at Skype trying to deal with their counterparts at Microsoft—drones who are consumed with internal rivalries, slowed down by bickering and hierarchy, obsessed with trying to figure out whose butt you need to kiss to get a better performance review and bigger bonus—well, it makes me want to cry.