Microsoft will soon be replacing Windows Live Messenger with Skype, according to a report by The Verge. The company is expected to retire the instant messaging service and integrate it into Skype in the next few months. A Microsoft spokesperson told SocialTimes, “We do not comment on rumors or speculation.”
Starting September 4, work with a social media manager to monitor, measure and optimize your social media efforts! Danielle Brigida will teach your how to sift through web analytics, Facebook Insights, and Twitter mentions to develop a comprehensive reporting and tracking system for your brand. Register now!
Sure enough, the topical question changed to whether Circles was a trumped-up story or ReadWriteWeb simply jumped the gun. TechCrunch speculated that Circles is a true and will be introduced over a period of time, more accurately, than all at once.