Google may have been a better fit for Skype than Microsoft, according to one of the video communication platform's co-founders.
Speaking at Oxford University this weekend, Skype co-founder Jaan Tallinn, said: "Google seems to be more ambitious if you look at the projects that Google is diversifying into, like self-driving cars and Google Glass. It perhaps would have been a better home for Skype."
Estonian-founded Skype, now 10-years-old, was acquired by Microsoft in October 2011 for $8.5 billion (£5.27 billion) but in recent years it could be argued that the product hasn't been developed as dramatically as some of the other communication platforms, such as Facebook.
Tallinn puts Skype's relatively slow development down to the fact that larger companies like Microsoft are less agile than start-ups, meaning it can take longer to deploy new features as there is more bureaucracy to get through.