17 October 2007
SAN FRANCISCO (AFP) â€” MySpace and Skype announced Tuesday they are
meshing social networking with Internet telephony, creating the largest
voice-connected online community on Earth.
The partnership comes
as MySpace rival Facebook gains ground and Internet telephony pioneer
Skype struggles for ways to profit from the technology.
will craft its voice over Internet protocol (VoIP) into MySpace instant
messaging software worldwide by December, letting website members
easily call each other's computers free of charge.
MySpace says it has 110 million active monthly users and that 220 million people have Skype accounts.