Skype and Facebook Team Up To Take on FaceTime With New Video Calling

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With the recent release of the iPad 2 and the news that it will feature two integrated cameras means FaceTime from Apple is certainly continuing to gain momentum. This means more competition for Facebook and Skype, which is why the two companies are said to be in talks with each other about a joint video calling service.

Both these companies are already successful in the services they provide, with Skype’s low rate calls and video calling and Facebook’s growing online community offering a great way to keep in touch with friends, family and the rest of the world.

The new talks follow previous talks between the two giants of communication which led to Skype making voice calls amongst Facebook friends possible. According to Slashgear these talks also briefly covered video calling.

Because of the iPad 2 release it seems this topic is to be discussed again between the two with Facebook now showing interest in the possibility again. More details about the ongoing discussions can be found in the article at Slashgear by clicking the link above.

What do you think of this possible partnership between Facebook and Skype? Will their version of video calling be good enough to compete with the continuous success of FaceTime? Share your thoughts below.

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