Facebook And Skype To Improve Chat Integration

You might not be too fond of the Facebook Chat instant messaging service, but word is going around that Facebook and Skype are gearing up to announce a deal that will see Skype accounts integrated with Facebook Connect, allowing Facebook friends to voice-chat, SMS, or even video call each other via Skype accounts. The service will apparently go live in a few weeks in the full version of Skype 5.0. Such a move does seem to make sense, as Facebook is obviously looking to further dominate the social networking scene, and communication via VoIP and instant messaging is going to be an important part of that, not to mention Skype’s already established user base.

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