Skype in Luxembourg

The takeover of Skype by Ebay is all the hype in the local Luxembourg press — after all, Skype’s corporate umbrella and payment processing sit in Luxembourg. Local press (e.g., the “Wort”) boasts about the commitment of the company to the Luxembo…

The takeover of Skype by Ebay is all the hype in the local Luxembourg press — after all, Skype’s corporate umbrella and payment processing sit in Luxembourg. Local press (e.g., the “Wort”) boasts about the commitment of the company to the Luxembourg business place. Further down the same contribution, we learn what this commitment really means: 200 people total work for Skype. 12 of these work in Luxembourg. All the development is done in Estonia, and the firm is actually lead from London.But, of course, all this speaks well of Luxembourg as a place for advanced technology, and makes us expect that Ebay will also be interested in doing more of its future busines from here.