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Skype and Facebook to Launch Video Chat Effort?

Last week, while Google was busy pushing out invites for Google+, Facebook announced that it had something special -- nay, 'awesome' -- to share with us this week. The official event is tomorrow (invitations were sent out on Friday) but already rumors are circulating as to what it could be. Front and center is word that Facebook and Skype will get together to announce a partnership that will bring video chat to Facebook.

According to TechCrunch's Michael Arrington, Facebook will tomorrow announce a new video chat product powered by Skype. Complete with desktop client, Arrington's sources say there will be 'deep integration' between the two services, though it's unclear if users will need to download any additional software (aside from Skype) to use the new video chat function.

With all of the fuss surrounding G+'s Hangouts feature (it allows you to video chat with up to 10 people at a time), this would be perfect timing for Zuck and Co. to launch a competing tool for Facebook. It could also help bolster Skype's 170 million users.

Read the full scoop on TechCrunch and be sure to stay tuned tomorrow for confirmation!