Skype to make group video chat the next killer webcam feature

Starting next week, Skype will begin beta testing a new group video chat feature on Windows PCs, according to the Associated Press. The feature will let up to five people join in on a video chat simultaneously, which is a big leap from Skype’s current limit of two users to a video chat.

Instant messaging: feature or product?

Web-based instant messaging services, such as Meebo and eBuddy have had high growth rates over many months. They’ve raked in a lot of funding from hungry VCs. But we see IM becoming a commodity.