"Also particularly noteworthy: In Facebook’s update on Thursday, Canadian users on iOS can start using Messenger to make VOIP calls inside the app. That’s a pretty Skypey, Google Voice-y move by the social giant. I can only assume that if the test takes off in Canada, the next move down the line will be video calling.Facebook Messenger Finds Its Voice - Mike Isaac - Social - AllThingsD
In essence, owning the chains of communication is Facebook’s best path to growth. Now that the service has saturated most areas of the developed world, hitting the billion-user mark and seeing its growth curve begin to flatten, Facebook must think differently: What are the ways people communicate with one another outside of Facebook? And how can we own them, too?"
Friday, January 04, 2013
Facebook Messenger Finds Its Voice - Mike Isaac - Social - AllThingsD
Increasingly multi-channel and -media Facebook