Today Facebook announced it will be hooking with Skype and offering video chat. This comes on the heels of the new Google Plus, which has a feature called "Hangout."
I just got into playing around with Google Plus, (thanks for the invite Mike Robertson, one of the best guys in domaining) The hangout video feature looks cool. I need to have some friends get invited to Google plus to play around with the site.
Tonight, Fortune.com came out with a piece entitled, "With Hangout, Google shows it can one-up Facebook"
At Facebook's launch event Wednesday, the social network unveiled three products, including group messaging, a new full-sized buddy list design and video chat. While all are welcome additions, it was that last feature that fueled rumors for weeks. Now that it's here, Facebook's video chat is everything it ought to be: easy-to-download and easy-to-use, with some pretty stellar video quality.
The omission of group video chat in and of itself probably doesn't sound like a big deal, but if you've signed up for Google + and palled around via "Hangout" video chat, you know the Mountain View-based company has actually created something incredibly useful.
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