Facebook's Big Surprise Next Week May Be Skype-Powered Video Chat

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Facebook sent out invitations to the press today, promising a big announcement next week.┬áSome think it’s an iPad app. Others think it could be that Spotify partnership we’ve been hearing about.

But one of Michael Arrington’s sources over at TechCrunch says the announcement will include an in-browser video chat powered by Skype.

There’s also a desktop element to the partnership, but TechCrunch’s source doesn’t appear to be clear on what that is.

This could be pretty big for Facebook, considering its latest rival Google+ already has video chat built in.

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