Niklas Zennström, who we had the pleasure of sitting down with nearly three years ago for an interview
, is officially stepping down as CEO of Skype. Reportedly, he will now become the non-executive chairman of the Skype Board of Directors, and while searching for a "permanent successor," eBay's Chief Strategy Officer (Michael van Swaaij) will take the reigns as acting CEO. Additionally, "Henry Gomez, Skype's President, who remained a Senior Vice President at eBay during his two-year tenure at Skype, will return to eBay as Senior Vice President for Corporate Affairs." Lastly, eBay also made known that it has paid out €375 million (around $530 million) "to settle all of its future obligations under the earn-out agreement signed with certain Skype shareholders when eBay acquired Skype
[Thanks, Randall B.