On Friday, a rumor surfaced that Facebook would be launching an internal instant-messaging service . Then, on Saturday, gossip blog Valleywag suggested that launching the IM service would involve acquiring Social.IM, a Facebook application that enables instant message chat between services like AIM, Yahoo, and Windows Live Messenger. A Social.IM exec coyly told Valleywag, "If we're being bought, I haven't gotten the call yet."
Social.IM is supported by venture backing from Valley icon Peter Thiel, who also has invested in Facebook.
One thing Valleywag didn't note is that in response to the rumor … Read more