Microsoft recently paid $8.5 billion for Skype and
even though Facebook and Google lost in the bidding wars offering a measly $3-4
billion, nonetheless now Facebook announces that Skype will be available for video
calling! Mark Zuckerberg said:
will be able to click a button in Facebook to call a friend. If the friend does
not already have the plugin required for video chat, the friend will see a
pop-up to download the plugin. That download should just take 10 or 20 seconds.
Facebook now claims to have 750+ million active users who spend over 700 billion minutes
per month on Facebook. Surely the addition of Skype portends great
things for the future of Social Media and Facebook, but probably not Google
since beta testing of Google+ (latest Social Media project) has privacy bugs
which must be fixed before its public launch.
What's next for Facebook? Google?
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