Couple of days ago, on my Facebook wall, I said the following in response to a friend when he posted a link to Google’s + announcement:
Ruben, it is very interesting. I read that elsewhere this morning. Facebook is too entrenched to be dislodged easily, but a little more competition is always helpful. I am pretty sure skype is coming to facebook.
if it feels like something people really like, facebook can respond very quickly.
That was precient, here is why:
Earlier this week while visiting Seattle, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg tipped off Seattle press that the company would be launching an “awesome” new product next week that has been built by Facebook’s Seattle team.
The product has been built on Skype and will include a desktop component. It’s not clear to me whether that means it will just work if a user has Skype already installed on the computer, or if additional software will need to be downloaded even if the user already uses Skype. But it’s clear that there’s very deep integration between the products, and from the user’s perspective, the product will be an in browser experience.
I think I should apply for a psychic license. What do you say?