Rumor of a Skype-powered Facebook chat are circling the hood again. Bloomberg is reporting that Facebook is back on the negotiating table with Skype in order to offer video calling to its 600 million users. Facebooks comment on the matter in an email statement:
“Last year, we announced the integration of Facebook in Skype, so people can keep up to date with their Facebook friends through News Feed in Skype and even call and SMS their Facebook friends on any phone from Skype. With regards to any further integration, we don’t comment on rumor and speculation and have nothing to announce at this time.”
Skype also declined to comment. The move would make perfect sense especially if a tinychat-like group chat for Facebook’s new groups were implemented. We will have to wait and see like everyone else.
Source: Bloomberg Businessweek