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Looks like social networking giant Facebook is onto something while Google launches (or re-launches, depending on how you view it) its attempt into the market with Google+. In an interview with the Seattle local press, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has admitted that his company would launching an “awesome” product next week. Press invites were even distributed, which contained nothing but a pair of speech balloons and an invitation to attend their Facebook event on July 6.

What is the product, you ask? TechCrunch reports that Facebook will be teaming up with Skype to come up with a new video chat product that works in browser. According to its source, which TechCrunch claims has “knowledge of the partnership,” the product has been built on Skype and will include a desktop component. It is unclear whether the feature would work for Skype users only, or if Facebook users would have to have Skype alread installed on the computer, or if additional software would have to be downloaded even if users already have Skype.

Come to think of it, video chat would be a logical extension of Facebook chat and its partnership with Skype couldn’t have been more timely. The two companies have already been collaborating, including integration of several Facebook features into Skype. This collaboration has also raised suspicion that Facebook would be bought by Microsoft, which has a pending acquisition of Skype worth $8.5 billion.

Source: TechCrunch



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