Talk about an odd couple. Social networking giant Myspace has teamed up with internet phone provider Skype to bring Voip (voice over internet protocol) service to Myspace IM users. The proposed service update would provide Myspace IM users the ability to enable voice chat.
This will bring voice chat to Myspace in a big way. Skype is the worldwide leader in Voip technology, and this pairing should provide a fantastically intuitive edge to social networking.
Earlier this week Myspace announced their API release, which would be huge for third party developers. This second big announcement could be just what Myspace needs to edge out Facebook once and for all in the social networking market. Facebook seems to be the more innovative company, but with over 80 million registered users, how could anyone not be bullied by Myspace?
This race for social networking supremacy is far from over but Facebook is rumored to have a “big announcement” coming within the next few days or weeks. Speculation would lead me to believe that the proposed 4 billion dollar partial buy-out of Facebook, may be the announcement that we are waiting for. All of this is strictly speculation at this point though. I guess we’ll have to be surprised together.