Facebook to partner with Skype to offer free video chat

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Facebook Inc., the world’s largest social-networking service, is offering free video calls over its site through a partnership with Skype Technologies SA.

Facebook also said it has more than 750 million users, up from 500 million, in an announcement today at an event in Palo Alto, California, where it is based. Microsoft Corp., a long- time Facebook partner, is acquiring Skype in an $8.5 billion deal expected to close later this year.

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