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Skype, Facebook partnership to vie Google Voice

By SiliconIndia   |   Thursday, 30 September 2010, 02:39 Hrs   |    3 Comments
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Skype, Facebook partnership to vie Google Voice
Bangalore: Internet telephony leader Skype and social networking site Facebook are partnering with each other, integrating the voice and video chat capabilities of Skype with Facebook. The alliance of the two companies would pose a threat to Google, which recently integrated Google Voice VoIP calling into Gmail, reports Noemi Cariaso-Mora of

Recently launched Google Voice is going to face tough competition from Internet telephony leader Skype and social networking site Facebook, as they are announcing an integration in their services, reports Noemi Cariaso-Mora of

Google Voice is a service that Google introduced for Gmail users to make voice calls to people on their list without logging off their site. On the other hand, in the Facebook-Skype integration, Facebook users will be able to use their log in information to access Skype. Apart from that Skype will be having status updates and news feeds in Facebook.

This integration will boost membership for both companies whose combined registered users have reached 1 billion. Facebook can take advantage of Skype's strong presence in the international scene while Skype services will easily be distributed to the 500 million Facebook users.

As of press time, both camps are neither acknowledging nor denying such talks and refused to issue any official statements or comments.

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Reader's comments(3)
1: I think this integration will boost both the companies.. i wonder the FB-chat will work. or will the FB-chat turn to skype chat
Posted by:Aldrin - 29 Sep, 2010
2: Skype always had a problem of consuming lot of bandwidth when compared to other VoIP services, Expecting the integration with FB doesn't affect the latter's performance!
Well for google if the above issue is solved ppl at google sld prepare themselves to avoid yet another failure like Orkut in front of FB!
Posted by:Suvish - 29 Sep, 2010
3: Google has always made a diff. i am sure they will give a tough competition.
Posted by:siri - 29 Sep, 2010