Skype and Facebook Discuss Alliance
As part of a partnership to be announced in the next few weeks, Facebook users will be able to sign into Skype using Facebook Connect accounts. Once signed in, they can video chat, voice chat and send text messages to Facebook friends from inside Skype.
The deal will likely step up pressure on Google Inc. (GOOG), which recently introduced a voice calling service into Gmail.
Skype has 560 million registered users, while Facebook has 500 million.