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Skype, Facebook announce new connection

Skype and Facebook announced on Thursday that their platforms are increasing their integration. Skype 5.0 for Windows will let users access their Facebook contacts and, if they are also Skype users, they will be able to call them on their Skype. If their Facebook friends don't have Skype, they can call them on their cellphone or landline. Both of which they could do already. Sure, if you're signed up to both Skype and Facebook, you'll be able to update your Facebook status directly from your Skype account, but this isn't necessarily a good thing. If you're contemplating integrating your Facebook and Skype accounts, stop and think about how annoying it is when people's Tweets double as their Facebook status updates. Read more: News24


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