Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Exclusive: Facebook and Skype Readying Deep Integration Partnership | Kara Swisher | BoomTown | AllThingsD

Some substantive social synergy

Actually, according to sources close to the situation, Facebook and Skype are poised to announce a significant and wide-ranging partnership that will include integration of SMS, voice chat and Facebook Connect.

The move by the pair–which have tested small contact importer integrations before–is a natural one for the social networking giant, which is aiming to be the central communications and messaging platform for its users, across a range of media.

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Skype had 124 million people using it at least once a month and 560 million registered users, which will be bolstered by the 500 million Facebook users who will now be able to use it more seamlessly within Skype.

Exclusive: Facebook and Skype Readying Deep Integration Partnership | Kara Swisher | BoomTown | AllThingsD

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