Facebook Video Chat – Get Started!

You must have read about the announcement that has been made that Skype and Facebook together are offering video chat feature within Facebook.
You can learn about how you can make your first video call via Facebook chat.
Open your browser to the point of Facebook Video calling and click on the ‘Get Started’ button to initiate it. The image below shows you the exact illustration.facebook video call

You will be prompted to download and run a java based file and are required to follow the on-screen instructions. It is only a matter of few seconds. As soon as you are done, you can select any particular online contact, there it is going to be a green circle right next to the name on the Facebook Chat, click on it and you will be able to make a video call via Facebook.

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Microsoft Acquires Skype for $8.5 Billion!!

After rumors that initially Facebook and now Microsoft have been considering acquiring Skype, it has been announced recently that the VoIP giant for around $8.5 billion cash has acquired it.

Now, Skype would be incorporated into various Microsoft gadgets and systems such as Outlook, Lync, the Windows Phone, Xbox live, Kinect and Xbox; this has been said in a statement by Microsoft. The corporation has assured that it will continue developing and supporting Skype clients on non-Microsoft platforms as well.

Steve Ballmer, Microsoft CEO with assistance from Charles Songhurst the company’s head of corporate strategy, has spearheaded the deal, and it was completed by Monday evening.

For Microsoft, the acquisition is quite an expensive one. This is one of the largest prices Microsoft Corporation has paid in decades; Skype is not beneficial as yet. Regardless of revenues accumulation $860 million in the previous year and operated profits of approximately $264 million, overall the company lost $6.9 million according to the documents that have been filed with the SEC. moreover, the company is $686 million in debt.

The company is having one of the largest user-base and that is of 663 million out of which 145 make use of Skype on monthly basis.


Skype with Caller ID – Thanks to Google Voice

Google Voice is a testing service for which one can subscribe by invites only. Google has recently added the Skype support because whenever someone calls from Skype to any phone number, others could see the Skype number which normally people living in US don’t want. Skype and Google voice offer now the ability to set your Google voice number as your Skype Caller ID which is great.

After setting up your account on Skype, you just need to browse through your Account page, where you can enter your Google Voice number as your Call ID. Skype will send a verification code to your Google voice and here we go! Your caller ID has been set up for use. The feature was available in Skype for cellphones but Google voice has also added this facility now so if someone wants to call to your Google Voice number, he or she can easily now. So now you can call from your Skype number and still displaying the Google voice number with this new feature