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Josh Silverman, who till recently was the CEO of Skype, is joining venture firm Greylock Partners as an executive-in-residence. Silverman is viewed as someone who brought stability to Skype during a tumultuous time, right after both Skype founders quit the company.

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Josh Silverman, who until recently was the CEO of Skype, is joining venture firm Greylock Partners as an executive-in-residence. At Skype, Silverman was recently replaced by Cisco executive Tony Bates, just ahead of the Internet telephony company’s initial public offering.

Silverman, who in the past was CEO and co-founder of Evite, is going to work with Greylock and look at future opportunities. Silverman ended up at Skype after spending a long stretch of time at eBay’s Shopping.com and is widely viewed as bringing in stability to Skype after a tumultuous phase that followed the exit of the two Skype co-founders.

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  1. Skype has not delivered much at all during Josh´s time at the helm. The Android ap took forever and their Platform strategy is not going anywhere. So many developers and so many managers and so little result. Replace the whole top management, I´d say. Or else Skype will be gone sooner than I can say “Josh_did_a_bad_job”.

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