From a stark Yahoo snapshot
The consortium that is making a push for Yahoo is the same group that went out and bought Skype from eBay and turned around and flipped it to Microsoft, and in the process they made a lot of money.
However, this is not the same case. Skype was and still is on the right side of history. Usage behavior favors Skype, which continues to grow despite the company having ruined a great user experience. Skype is thriving despite all the meddling from the previous owners. Microsoft can’t do anything because Skype provides value.
What does Yahoo do that you and I can’t live without?
That’s right … nothing!