Facebook Inc. and Internet telephone provider Skype SA are in talks to mesh their communications services more closely together, a person familiar with the situation said Wednesday. Under the partnership, expected to be announced within the next few weeks, Facebook users will be able to sign into Skype through their Facebook Connect accounts. Those users will be able to text message, voice chat and video chat with their Facebook friends from within Skype. The integrated functions are built into Skype’s 5.0 version, which is expected to be released in the next few weeks, the person said. – from WSJ
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