We’ve wondered whether Skype possibly being for sale could explain why promised integration of the Internet telephony service within Facebook hasn’t actualized beyond the exchange of contacts. Microsoft’s emergence as the winning bidder, as announced this morning, could conceivably alter whether or not Skype would become more deeply integrated within the social network.
What do you think will become of the previously announced plan to deepen the integration of Skype within Facebook — will Microsoft’s acquisition accelerate or reinstate the integrating of Internet telephony within the social network? Or will this transaction change the overall strategy?
Please share your opinion in the poll below and post your rationale in the comments section. Be sure to check back later to see how others are voting.